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Safari 9.0.3 - Unable to install Selenium Extension in this version of Safari #1553

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manjunathscp opened this issue Jan 28, 2016 · 18 comments
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@manjunathscp
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@manjunathscp manjunathscp commented Jan 28, 2016

Kindly advice what all should I have to Check for this.

Previously I had Safari version 9 and it had Selenium 2.45 extension installed. On update of Safari to 9.0.3, I uninstalled old extension and tried to install Selenium 2.48 extension. I'm getting the pop up if this extension is from trusted source or not. But on clicking Trust, nothing happens - no extension is installed.

@AdamAJeng
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@AdamAJeng AdamAJeng commented Jan 30, 2016

+1

@markozz
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@markozz markozz commented Feb 1, 2016

+1
This looks like an issue with OSX safari though, since I am also not able to install other 3rd party plugins such as "ClickToPlugin".

Already tried to remove all cache and library data like suggested over here:
http://www.hawkdive.com/2015/12/unable-to-install-safari-extension.html
but to no avail..

I found alot of people having similar problems with different Safari extensions

@DV3D
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@DV3D DV3D commented Feb 29, 2016

I found a workaround for installing Webdriver on Safari 9.0.3!

The problem is the click on 'trust' doesn't seem to be registered, so now I hit 'trust' by keyboard: tab, space.

For this you first have to enable the Full Keyboard Access option in OSX preferences:
keyboardprefsallcontrols

@dimashabalin
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@dimashabalin dimashabalin commented Mar 1, 2016

@DV3D Hi, your method didn't worked for me, still nothing happens on clicking 'trust' either way

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@DV3D DV3D commented Mar 1, 2016

Sorry to hear it's not working for you, I got it working on multiple MacBooks this way.
Just to double check: did you highlighted 'trust' with tab-key, then pressed spacebar (not enter)?

@dimashabalin
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@dimashabalin dimashabalin commented Mar 1, 2016

Sure, doing it exactly like you said - tab to highlight 'trust' then space (enter not even working). Popup disappears leaving me with empty extensions dialog. Extensions from market installs ok, but not this selenium webdriver extension

@manjunathscp
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@manjunathscp manjunathscp commented Mar 1, 2016

Yes. I tried the solution suggested above. No luck. Still I'm ending up
with empty extension box.
On 1 Mar 2016 19:54, "Dmitry Shabalin" notifications@github.com wrote:

Sure, doing it exactly like you said - tab to highlight 'trust' then space
(enter not even working). Popup disappears leaving me with empty extensions
dialog. Extensions from market installs ok, but not this selenium webdriver
extension


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@mstrelex
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@mstrelex mstrelex commented Mar 2, 2016

I can confirm that indeed the solution that @DV3D proposed works well, however not when using remote access (for example I was using NoMachine and it didn't work, however when doing it with a physical keyboard attached to the computer it worked and extension got installed.

@dimashabalin
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@dimashabalin dimashabalin commented Mar 2, 2016

@DV3D @mstrelex Thanks guys, now its worked. One more point to hate Safari =) @manjunathscp you should try to do the trick physically not using remote access

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@manjunathscp manjunathscp commented Mar 21, 2016

@DV3D @mstrelex @dimashabalin Thanks a lot guys. Took a lot of time to coordinate and get this done. But the solution worked. 🎱

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@churey churey commented Mar 23, 2016

@DV3D @mstrelex @dimashabalin Hi guys, i can't install safaridriver extension too. and i press trust with no extension installed. i tried to use the solution which you guys pointed out and it still not working for me. Besides, i can only doing the operation using remote access. is there other workaround for me? The issue has been confusing me for a long time. Many thanks in advance!

@churey
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@churey churey commented Mar 23, 2016

BTW, i tried to use the virtual keyboard of the remote mac machine and press tab and space key to install the extension. it still not working for me.

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@vania-pooh vania-pooh commented Mar 29, 2016

Updated Safari to 9.1 - same stuff.

@dbrack
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@dbrack dbrack commented Jun 7, 2016

For me, the proposed workaround with the keyboard did not work on OSX 10.11.5 and Safari 9.1.1.
I was able to install it just fine when I started OSX in safe mode (hold down shift key during boot)

DISCLAIMER: This solution only works with a physically attached keyboard - it does not work when OSX is accessed through remote desktop (even if was set to boot up in safe mode).

Hope this helps someone else

@gpetrov-jensen
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@gpetrov-jensen gpetrov-jensen commented Sep 7, 2016

@dbrack any thoughts how to make it work woth remote desktop? I have OSX Virtual machine and issuing the same issue from the original note.

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@dbrack dbrack commented Sep 7, 2016

@gpetrov-jensen I haven't tried that. From what I've experienced, though, I would say it's not going to work.

@zhaihm
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@zhaihm zhaihm commented Nov 14, 2016

@gpetrov-jensen Did you get it work for remote desktop? I'm facing same problem...

@cafshari
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@cafshari cafshari commented Mar 16, 2017

Plugging a mouse directly into the Mac machine, then clicking 'Trust' did in fact work for me. Thanks for the tip

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