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I'm using the Java Selenium and Chrome webdriver on Windows 10. I like to have a GUI up for debugging purposes, but my code keeps bringing the browser into focus. Specifically, lines like

driver.switchTo().window(tabs.get(1));

will bring the automated Chrome browser into focus, taking me away from checking my e-mail etc. This is true regardless of whether I'm currently looking on Chrome or another browser.

How can I get Selenium to "silently" focus on a new tab (or window etc) so I can do something while my code runs? This is sort of like the issue reported here: How can I bring Chrome browser to focus when running a Selenium test using ChromeDriver on Mac?, except I want to create the unfocused behavior that that user is trying to change.

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    run it in headless mode
    – PDHide
    Oct 7, 2020 at 10:31
  • Yes, I can use headless once I finish the code. But it's difficult while I'm writing it I need to see what's going on.
    – Cory Smith
    Oct 7, 2020 at 11:09

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