According to the
WebKit documentation for
"When running a WebDriver test in Safari, test execution is confined to special Automation windows that are isolated from normal browsing windows, user settings, and preferences. Automation windows are easy to recognize by their orange Smart Search field."
In that version of the browser I was able to run automation for
Safari without the 'glass pane' by doing:
var webdriver = require('selenium-webdriver'), safari = require('selenium-webdriver/safari'); driver = new webdriver.Builder() .forBrowser('safari') .usingServer('http://localhost:4444/wd/hub') // this previous avoided the glass pane .build();
I believe that the reason this worked was because starting the
Webdriver and using the
Selenium standalone server hub and
SafariDriver extension allowed this for remote automation as part of
Selenium Grid. It no longer seems to work in
The statement in the documentation:
Would be useful but I take that to mean that I need to add debugging statements to the source code, which is not something QA is empowered to do in my situation.
Is there a way to use
Selenium to automate testing in
Safari 11 without the 'glass pane' AT ALL? Any reading I might need to do is welcomed; there are far too many problems that I am encountering when running in glass pane to make fixing each of those an efficient way forward.