I am testing opening multiples "Save as" dialog browser windows to make sure each dialog will download the correct file. As a workaround I am sending user's keyboard keys to control a dialog. But it only works for one dialog with the focused window.

IWebElement element = driver.FindElement(By.Id("uploadhere"));

Is there a way to switch or select a specific "Save as" dialog?


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I would try to disable the save as functionality:

ChromeOptions options = new ChromeOptions();
options.AddUserProfilePreference("download.default_directory", @"C:\Users\Usernname\Downloads\");
options.AddUserProfilePreference("download.prompt_for_download", false);
driver = new ChromeDriver(options);

Now files will be directly downloaded, without the save as dialog.

Firefox has a similar setting: browser.helperApps.neverAsk.saveToDisk


Easiest way is to use Keyboard keys. You can use

tab key

to navigate on the elements or the other dialog windows. This will work 100%.

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