How to run selenium webdriver scripts on Google Chrome?

| Selenium | Java

In the following tutorial, we’re going to understand how to trigger web applications/Urls in Chrome browser, and print the title of the webpage using selenium with java programming language.

Note :-

Before we begin, we need to have performed the following steps:

  1. Download the selenium Jar files from
  2. Download the chrome driver zipfile from, for you respective chrome version.

Step 1:

Extract the driver files from the downloaded zip file and note the path where the chromedriver.exe file has been extracted.

Step 2:

Now create a new project in eclipse and add all the necessary jar files to the Build path; refer last selenium article for steps to follow.

Step 3:

Create a new Java class inside the new package by right-clicking on it and then selecting - New > Class, and then name the class.

Step 4:

To trigger chrome browser with selenium for opening a website and getting it’s title we need to follow the following steps:

  • Set the system property for chrome driver specifying the driver path.
  • Initialize the Chrome driver from Webdriver class.
  • Navigate to the URL
  • Get the title of the web page
  • Close the browser

Add the below code to the class file and compile.

import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;

public class Launch_Chrome {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    	//setting the property for chrome driver
    	System.setProperty("", "C:\\Seleniumjar and drivers\\chromedriver.exe");
    	//Initializing the Chrome webdriver
    	WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver();
    	//to get the title of page
    	// to close the chrome driver we use


The above code shows how to launch the Chrome by using selenium webdriver, print the web page title, and then close the browser.

Keep coding! Have fun.

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