Selenium ChromeDriver opens only the default chrome page

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I have recently been working with Selenium WebDriver. I am also working specifically with the ChromeDriver. Whenever I try to open a new chrome window (driver.get(URL)), Chrome starts the process in the default state, instead of opening on the current window from my dock (I am on a macbook running OS X Yosemite). Is there a way around this? Or is this just a set behavior?

Mar 5 in Selenium by Surya
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You will see a default profile unless you specify which profile to use. To configure this in order to view the normal profile, navigate to chrome://version in a new tab. Your profile path is visible, and you can enter any specified option, by removing the "/Default" from the end of your path if any. Here's an example (this is for Windows, but the same code would work for Mac, just change the path)

    System.out.println("Now opening Chrome in my profile");
    ChromeOptions options = new ChromeOptions();
    options.addArguments("userdir=C:/Users/[your user name]/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data");

    driver = new ChromeDriver(options);
    driver.get("URL");
answered Mar 5 by Vaishnavi
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