Using Selenium on Mac Chrome

If you want to use Selenium WebDriver with Chrome, first download ChromeDriver – WebDriver for Chrome. This can be installed via Homebrew with brew install chromedriver, or manually by downloading, extracting, moving and setting the PATH as follows:

$ cd $HOME/Downloads
$ wget
$ unzip
$ mkdir -p $HOME/bin
$ mv chromedriver $HOME/bin
$ echo "export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin" >> $HOME/.bash_profile

Source: install and set path to chromedriver on mac or linux

You should then read Getting started with ChromeDriver on Desktop, in particular the sample code which shows how you map the path to the executable and instantiate ChromeDriver. If you have a reference to the driver in the PATH variable, you can omit the configuration line.

You can install both packed (.crx file) and unpacked (directory) extensions via ChromeDriver. See the code snippets for setting either up here.

If you were using Selenium IDE for FireFox instead, there is no version available for Chrome. The best alternative I know of is iMacros for Chrome.

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