I have tried to open new tab in existing browser but it opens in new browser.

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    Apr 5, 2019 at 7:58
  • How does your code look like? Could you make a simple example how you try to open the new tab. Do understand that a new tab is just a new window, but grouped in a tab. Are you sure it is a new browser and not just a new window? Apr 5, 2019 at 8:28

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Since you didn't really specify how you're using Selenium this is a general answer.

First of all, make sure it's absolutely necessary to open a new tab. It seems a bit strange as you rarely need to do that.

One way to do it though is to send the keys directly to the browser.

The following should work in C#:

IWebElement body = driver.FindElement(By.TagName("body"));
body.SendKeys(Keys.Control + 't');

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