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Release Notes


  • Reverted 'Press Keys' because of backwards incompatible changes [zephraph]


  • Added 'Get WebElement' [zephraph][emanlove]
  • Added named keys to 'Press Key' [helioguilherme66]
  • Fix an import error that caused a dependence on RF >= 2.8.5 [zephraph]
  • Fixed an issue that caused screenshots to be improperly linked in the logs [zephraph]


  • Added an argument called screenshot_root_directory that can be passed into S2L's constructor to specify where to store screenshots.
  • Added new keyword 'set_screenshot_directory' which can be used to set the output of screenshots. [zephraph]
  • Added new keyword Input Text Into Prompt
  • Modified 'get_alert_message' to accept a parameter 'dismiss' (defaults to true) which can be used to prevent closing the alert message and instead will just return the alerts text. Also created new keyword 'dismiss_alert' to dismiss (default) or confirm the alert without reading the text of the alert. [KingWarin]
  • Added new keyword Input Text Into Prompt [boakley][ekasteel]
  • Fixed issue that caused tests to fail when selenium > 2.26 [hgarus]
  • Fixed an error where regular functions were not able to be used as a custom locator [zephraph]
  • Changed all test files to have a '.robot' extension [zephraph]

1.7.1 (hotfix)

  • Remove references to GLOBAL_VARIABLES for RF 2.9 compatibility


  • Added keyword 'List Windows' to return a list of all window handles. [divfor]
  • Enabled 'Select Window' to return window handle as well as accept it as locator, and select new popup window by excluding previous window handles (the strict way) or by special locator 'new' (the simplified but less strict way). [divfor]
  • Added new keyword 'Wait Until Page Does Not Contain'. [deiga]
  • Fixed ‘NoSuchWindowException' issue. Running keyword 'Select Window' after 'Close Window' will trigger this issue if locator has prefix 'name=','title=' or 'url='. Also fixed same issue for keywords 'Get Window Ids', 'Get Window Titles' and 'Get Window Names'. [divfor]
  • Corrected error message in new keyword 'Wait Until Element Is Not Visible' to reflect element being visible instead of not visible. [joepurdy]
  • Stop using private browsing with default Firefox profile. [ombre42]
  • Added new keyword 'Wait Until Element Is Not Visible'. [deiga]
  • Added new keyword 'Element Should Not Contain'. [molsky]
  • Added new keyword 'Wait Until Page Does Not Contain Element'. [molsky]
  • Added new keywords 'Wait Until Element Contains' and 'Wait Until Element Does Not Contain' [molsky]
  • Added new locator strategy, scLocator, for finding SmartClient and SmartGWT elements. [IlfirinPL]
  • Edited acceptance test scripts to automatically make known issues for the currently known browser and python version noncritical. Also added a noncritical case to the travis config for situations where testing is failing on travis for an unknown reason.
  • 'Capture Screenshot' now attempts to create its containing directory if the directory specified in the filename does not exist.
  • 'Choose File' now fails if the file doesn't exist
  • Added new keywords 'Add Location Strategy' and 'Remove Location Strategy' [zephraph]
  • Added 'Get Window Position' and 'Set Window Position' keywords matching the Selenium functionality. [ktarasz]


  • Added examples to 'Execute Javascript' and 'Execute Async Javascript' keyword documentation. [ombre42]
  • Added instructions to README.rst on how to manually install Selenium2Library. [pekkaklarck]
  • Fixed issue where the browser failed to properly register if 'Open Browser' did not complete. [Mika Batsman][elizaleong][emanlove]
  • Added support for negative indices for rows and columns in table-related keywords. [eweitz]
  • Added strategy for locating elements by partial link text with locator prefix 'partial link'. [lina1]
  • Added new keyword 'Clear Element Text' for clearing the text of text entry elements. [emanlove]
  • Added new keyword 'Locator Should Match X Times' for validating number of times a given locator appears. [emanlove]
  • Fixed issue where 'Select Window’ with url strategy fails to locate window [laulaz]
  • Fixed issue where a non-string assigned to caused 'Select Window' and 'Get Window *' keywords to fail. [ombre42]
  • Allow using key attributes (default strategy) when the locator contains a '=' by using the prefix 'default='. Also make locator prefixes space-insensitive. [ombre42]

A big thank you to [eweitz] and [HelioGuilherme66] for getting the continuous integration builds to go green by fixing internal tests.


  • Copy Desired Capabilities before modifying to prevent affecting future sesions. [ombre42]
  • Added support for Safari Browser. [zmlpjuran]
  • Added 'Create Webdriver' to allow greater control of local WebDrivers, such as setting a proxy or using Chrome options. [ombre42][pekkaklarck][emanlove][j1z0]
  • Fixed Mouse Up keyword attempting to click and hold one more time before release. [myaskevich][emanlove]
  • Refixed issue with parsing desired capabilities. [cookie314][ymost][emanlove]
  • Fixed compatibility with RobotFramework v2.8.1 [F1ashhimself]
  • Modified how internal tests are run and ignore known browser issues. [emanlove]


  • Added keywords for verifying text entered into textarea elements. [stevejefferies][emanlove]
  • Fixed bad browser name raising AttributeError. [ombre42]
  • Raise exception in selecting non-existing item in list. Error handling varies between single-select and multi-select lists. See keyword documentation for more information. [adwu73][emanlove]
  • Added 'Get Window Size' and 'Set Window Size' keywords matching the Selenium functionality. [emanlove][ombre42]


  • Updated expected error messages with async javascript tests. [emanlove]
  • Beautified README.rst. [j1z0][emanlove]
  • Changed press key test to use Line Feed (10) instead of Carriage Return (13). [emanlove]
  • Added new keyword 'Click Element At Coordinates'. [aaltat][pierreroth64][ombre42][emanlove]
  • Added a "Getting Help" section to README.rst. [ombre42][emanlove]
  • Added keyword 'Wait Until Element Visible' [ombre42]
  • Perform check on return value when finding elements. Fixes Issue 65. [ombre42]
  • Support checking enabled/disabled state of option elements. [ekantola]
  • Allow desired_capabilities= to be a dictionary. [peritus]
  • Added Android and iPhone browsers. [maddabini]
  • Added keyword 'Current Frame Should Not Contain'. [adwu73]


  • Added PhantomJS as a supported browser type. [bmannix]
  • Fixed 'Get Selected List Label' under IE7 or IE8. [ombre42]
  • Added support for jQuery and sizzle selectors. [Paul Hicks (tenwit)][peritus][j1z0]
  • Added new global variable DEFAULT_HOST to demo server for more easier way to bind to other address than 'localhost'. [IsNoGood]
  • Skip closed browsers when setting Selenium timeout. Fixes #93. [ombre42]


  • Increased minimum version requirement for Selenium to 2.12.0 within This is required due to the change towards using Selenium's Select class which was introduced starting in version 2.12. [emanlove]
  • Use Selenium's Select class within Selenium2Library's "Select *" keywords. Optimization of certain "Select *" keywords to increase performance. [emanlove] [schminitz]
  • Replace maximize current browser window from JS to webdriver. [jollychang]
  • Verify element is found under 'Get Text' and 'Element Should Contain' keywords before returning text or verifing element contains specified text. [emanlove]
  • Fixed capture page screenshot for RemoteWebDriver. [korda]
  • Fixed issue with select window under IE. Also addresses issue with Firefox when using selenum 2.25.0 (see [adwu73]
  • Added iframe support by removing strict filtering for only <frame> elements. [emanlove]
  • Added the 'get text' keyword to be backwards compatible with the original Selenium Library. [jouk0]
  • Added drag and drop support with two functions drag and drop source target and drag and drop by offset source xoffset yoffset [mamathanag] and [j1z0]
  • Added HTMLUnit and HTMLUnitWithJS support. Just use a line like:
Open Browser [initial page url] remote_url=[the selenium-server url] browser=htmlunit


  • Support for Robot Framework 2.7
  • Improvements to distribution build script and improved documentation
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