Selenium disable popup blocker in different browsers

Some testing scenarios requires that the Popup blocking be disabled. In this article we will look at ways for disabling popup blocker for different browser

Disabling Popup blocker in InternetExplorer

This can be done by setting a registry setting.

from _winreg import *

def set_popupblocker_status(enabled):
    key = OpenKey(HKEY_CURRENT_USER, r"Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\New Windows", 0, KEY_ALL_ACCESS)
    SetValueEx(key, "PopupMgr", 0, REG_SZ, enabled)


Disabling Popup blocker in Firefox

For firefox, this can be done using a preference setting dom.disable_open_during_load in the Firefox profile

from selenium import webdriver

profile = webdriver.FirefoxProfile()

profile.set_preference("dom.disable_open_during_load", False)
driver = webdriver.Firefox(firefox_profile=profile)

Disabling Popup blocker in Chrome

For chrome we need to use the prefs option

from selenium import webdriver

option = webdriver.ChromeOptions()
chrome_prefs = {}
option.experimental_options["prefs"] = chrome_prefs

chrome_prefs["profile.default_content_settings"] = { "popups": 1 }

driver = webdriver.Chrome(chrome_options=option)

Disabling Popup blocker in PhantomJS

PhantomJS had no functionality of a popup blocker.

Disabling Popup blocker in Safari

To disable popup blocker in Safari we need to change the defaults using terminal

$ defaults write WebKitJavaScriptCanOpenWindowsAutomatically -bool true
$ defaults write -bool true

Note: These settings are global settings and will impact all Safari instances