Not able to open a new URL in a new tab in Selenium

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I want to open different tabs with different URLs using Selenium WebDriver & Python.

I used the below code but it is not working for me:

driver = webdriver.Chrome()
driver.get(url_1)
time.sleep(10)
driver.find_element_by_tag_name('body').send_keys(Keys.CONTROL+'t')
url_2 = 'https://www.gmail.com'
driver.get(item_2)
May 21, 2018 in Selenium by Perry
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1 answer to this question.

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There is a bug in ChromeDriver that does not allow "Ctrl + T" from working.

 But you can open a link in a new tab and then switch to new tab using switch_to.window()

Below is a sample code:

from selenium import webdriver
from selenium.webdriver import ActionChains
from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys

driver = webdriver.Chrome()
driver.get("https://www.gmail.com")

# To open a link in a new tab
actions = Action(driver)
find = driver.find_element_by_link_text('ABC')
actions.key_down(Keys.CONTROL).click(find).key_up(Keys.CONTROL).perform()

driver.switch_to.window(driver.window_handles[-1])
driver.get("https://stackoverflow.com")

With this, the driver.get() would be performed in a newly opened tab.

answered May 21, 2018 by Meci Matt
• 9,460 points

Thank you for the answer.
It worked for me.
I just had to replace 

actions = Action(driver) 
with
actions = ActionChains(driver)

 then it works great!

find = driver.find_element_by_link_text('ABC')
what should replace with ABC 
Hey @insane, what exactly are you trying to do?

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