I'm new & started working on selenium from last month. I was successfully running script on FF & chrome. but when I started to run same script on Win safari It gives browser initilization error.
what should I do for launching SafariDriver on Windows?

  • Whay is the error message you're getting?
    – dzieciou
    Commented May 7, 2016 at 11:46
  • Question yourself if you want to support the Windows version of Safari, it has been discontinued since 2013. Better use a Mac version or on something like saucelabs or testingbot cloud services. saucelabs.com Commented May 7, 2016 at 12:24
  • Yes, but I have to work with windows Safari. I have a client which has given win-safari support.
    – Sophia
    Commented May 7, 2016 at 12:27
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    I think you should advice them to reconsider that for two reasons. One you will run into issues with testing, because it is unsupported. Second using Win-Safari version is very insecure, no sane IT department should support it. There is not a significant group of actual users for Win-Safari. So I see no reason to waste time on it, but if you must goodluck :) Also testing Safari on Windows is not a replacement for testing it on a Mac, because it is so old it does not compare at all. Keep this things in mind. Commented May 7, 2016 at 12:43

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Launching Safari browser is very easy, just you have to add safariDriver jar in your Windows Safari browser. Check after installation whether this icon is displayed or not?

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If Yes then it will work.
Requirements: Safari Browser installed Selenium WebDriver
Now we have to install SafariDriver extension with below steps.
Manually install the latest Safari extension:

Download Safari Driver jar from here.
Rename the file to a .zip file instead of a .jar file – Unzip it (just double click on it to do so).
In Folder, go to ../selenium-safari-driver-2.43.1/org/openqa/selenium/safari.
Double click “SafariDriver.safariextz” or simple drag this file in browser.

WebDriver driver = new SafariDriver();

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