I have IE 11 browser on Windows 8. I'm trying to automate a simple search but I am getting an exception. (The script works in Firefox)

I made regedit changes according to instructions given in https://code.google.com/p/selenium/wiki/InternetExplorerDriver

Created a QWORD value since I have 64 bit machine.

Following error appears:

Exception in thread "main" org.openqa.selenium.NoSuchWindowException: Unable to find element on closed window (WARNING: The server did not provide any stacktrace information)

What else can I do to overcome this issue?


2 Answers 2


When I got the same error I edited settings in Internet Explorer:

Tools -> Internet option -> Security

Change security from high to medium-high or medium and UN-check Enable Protection Mode

Second problem I found is:

Sendkeys Working too Slow

For this problem I used IE 32 Bit Driver

Hope this will solve your problem.


It is hard to say without seeing your code but a quick search on StackOverflow shows that people with similar error messages are having issues related to IE's Protected Mode (source) or: capabilities.setCapability(InternetExplorerDriver.INTRODUCE_FLAKINESS_BY_IGNORING_SECURITY_DOMAINS,true); (source).

  • However, manually setting the protected mode setting is recommended way than setting it from capabilities.setCapability(InternetExplorerDriver.INTRODUCE_FLAKINESS_BY_IGNORING_SECURITY_DOMAINS,true);
    – saifur
    May 17, 2015 at 19:10

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