I recently updated my chrome from v74 to v80. Now I am facing timeout messaging rending when I run my script which was running successfully on v74.

My code :

public static void main(String[] args) throws InterruptedException {
WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver();
//driver.manage().timeouts().implicitlyWait(5,TimeUnit.SECONDS) ;

Help me out on this issue.

  • did you update your chrome ?
    – PDHide
    Feb 26, 2020 at 14:16
  • yes, updated chrome from v74 to v80
    – S Sufiyaan
    Feb 26, 2020 at 14:21
  • 1
    Did you update the chromedriver? You should have ChromeDriver 80.0.3987.106.
    – Mate Mrše
    Feb 26, 2020 at 14:21
  • yes. but still getting runtime
    – S Sufiyaan
    Feb 26, 2020 at 14:24
  • the script is running but getting runtime error.
    – S Sufiyaan
    Feb 26, 2020 at 14:29

3 Answers 3



This is a known-issue, it's not actually a failure but a retry attempt to listen to chrome. The severity tag confuses the user, and there is a fix on the way. You could also down grade to version 79 and it works with chrome 80.

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If you want to surpress this message temporarily for now then,

    System.setProperty("webdriver.chrome.silentOutput", "true"); //THIS will surpress all logs expect INFO

    java.util.logging.Logger.getLogger("org.openqa.selenium").setLevel(Level.OFF); // this could be used to stop INFO logging in chrome driver 

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  • Can I downgrade the chrome + chromedriver?
    – S Sufiyaan
    Mar 16, 2020 at 5:43
  • @SSufiyaan ya but you don't have to it's just a polling message
    – PDHide
    Mar 16, 2020 at 6:54
  • 1
    but it looks bad when scripts are running...
    – S Sufiyaan
    Mar 16, 2020 at 8:33
  • @SSufiyaan use the mentioned method if you want to supress it , else downgrade chromedriver n chrome if you don't have requirement to test in chrome 80
    – PDHide
    Mar 16, 2020 at 8:44
  • This no longer works with Chrome 81 as ChromeDriver 79 will not support 81 Apr 25, 2020 at 0:05

You can also suppress error message using ChromeDriverService class:

    WebDriver browser = null;

    ChromeDriverService service = new ChromeDriverService.Builder()
            .usingDriverExecutable(new File("C:\\chromedriver.exe")).usingPort(4444).withSilent(true)

        browser = new RemoteWebDriver(service.getUrl(), new ChromeOptions());

and once the test is over stop the service , else the port remains opened.

  • can I downgrade the chrome + driver?
    – S Sufiyaan
    Mar 16, 2020 at 5:43

Add this after you initialize the browser. It worked for me.

System.setProperty(ChromeDriverService.CHROME_DRIVER_SILENT_OUTPUT_PROPERTY, "true");

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