Disable notification" “Chrome is being controlled by automated test software” in ChromeDriver 2.36

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After updating ChromeDriver to newest version - 2.36. In previous versions I've set:

    ChromeOptions options = new ChromeOptions();
    options.addArguments("disable-infobars");

and "Chrome is being controlled by automated test software" warning bar wasn't visible. Inspite of setting it, I keep seeing it in this version. How do I disable this from appearing in the newest ChromeDriver? Thanks in advance

Mar 26, 2018 in Selenium by nitinrawat895
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Best answer

"disable-infobars" flag has been deprecated, but you can avoid this message by adding the following:

ChromeOptions options = new ChromeOptions();
options.setExperimentalOption("useAutomationExtension", false);
options.setExperimentalOption("excludeSwitches",Collections.singletonList("enable-automation"));    
WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver(options);

This work for me and I hope works for you too.

answered Mar 26, 2018 by nsv999
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selected Dec 12, 2019 by Kalgi
In Python this would be (I know this is Java question, but I found this website looking for python solution)
# Set Options
chrome_options = webdriver.ChromeOptions()
chrome_options.add_experimental_option("useAutomationExtension", False)
chrome_options.add_experimental_option("excludeSwitches",["enable-automation"])
browser = webdriver.Chrome(chrome_options=chrome_options)
Yeah! That worked. Thanks
Hi @python.

can you please write this python solution as an answer so that it's easier for readers to understand the flow.

Also please mention that it's the python solution.

Thanks for your contribution.
ChromeOptions options = new ChromeOptions();
options.setExperimentalOption("useAutomationExtension", false);
options.setExperimentalOption("excludeSwitches",Collections.singletonList("enable-automation"));    
WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver(options);

Hi Guys,

I'm don't have background in python but I need help how to convert the code above into robot framework? Since I got encounter also the infobars when I use the script of robot framework.

Hey, What exactly is your query? Do you want to know how to disable the notification in the chrome driver using a robot framework? Is that what you are asking?

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