How can I download the jar file from http seleniumhq org using selenium WebDriver

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I used the following steps i.e.  open the Browser > enter URL http://seleniumhq.org > Click Download tab > click Download version “2.46.0” link It opens a dialog window. And then click “Save File” button

Note: I have tried download *.xls file example code from  http://seleniumeasy.com/selenium-tutorials/how-to-download-a-file-with-webdriver which is working fine. It automatically handles the dialog box and saves the file in destination location but the same code is not working to download the *.jar file. Can anyone help me in this?

Apr 9, 2018 in Selenium by Vardy
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For Selenium Standalone Server use this:

profile.setPreference("browser.helperApps.neverAsk.saveToDisk", "application/java-archive");

and for downloading selenium java webdriver:

profile.setPreference("browser.helperApps.neverAsk.saveToDisk", "application/zip");

answered Apr 9, 2018 by Martin
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