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Below is my Selenium Webdriver script. When I run this script my website is opened but the popup window is also opened. How do I close this popup window so the script can continue? Take a look on screenshot also.

package com.angara;

import org.openqa.selenium.By;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver;

public class TestAngaraWeb {

   public static void main(String[]args){

      WebDriver driver = new FirefoxDriver();


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I can see no screenshot – dzieciou Dec 7 '12 at 12:03
I attached a screenshot (it's a public website). As you can see from the screenshot, this is not a new browser window. – user246 Dec 7 '12 at 15:05
I think the solution is a simple as locating the "X" at the top of that "window" and clicking it. – user246 Dec 7 '12 at 15:08
Knowing common terminology for browser windows can help you in the future. Popup generally refers to a completely new browser window and is what people will assume if you use that term. This is an inline add or popover within your existing web page. – Sam Woods Dec 8 '12 at 2:56

As user246 commented, you can write a method to locate the 'X' on the popup and click it if found. Then you can define a custom method to locate an element on the page, something like this (kind of pseudo code):

myFindElement(String xpath)
    catch (ElementNotFoundException e){
        if !closethepopup(){print ('Element not found')}
    catch (GeneralException ge){

Within your closethepopup() method, you can choose to add some logic to return false if the popup is not found

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Try this


Driver.findElement("enter your xpath to close popup").click();


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To close popup - first you need to check which one is the active window in your application (Popup or main window). If popup is active then you can use " driver.close();" OR if the main window is active (Focused), then you need to use window handler to close this popup.

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WebDriver driver = new FirefoxDriver();

Try this out... hope this will help you out..

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This should look for the "X" on the pop up and close it.

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