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openBrowser

Launches a browser with a tab. The browser will be closed when the parent node.js process is closed.
Note : openBrowser launches the browser in headless mode by default, but when openBrowser is called from repl it launches the browser in headful mode.

Examples

await openBrowser({headless: false})
await openBrowser()
await openBrowser({args:['--window-size=1440,900']})
await openBrowser({args: [
     '--disable-gpu',
      '--disable-dev-shm-usage',
      '--disable-setuid-sandbox',
      '--no-first-run',
      '--no-sandbox',
      '--no-zygote']}) # These are recommended args that has to be passed when running in docker

Parameters


options Object

eg. {headless: true|false, args:['--window-size=1440,900']}

Default value
{headless:true}

options.headless boolean

Option to open browser in headless/headful mode.

Default value
true

options.args

Chromium browser launch options.

Default value
[]

options.host string

Remote host to connect to.

Default value
'127.0.0.1'

options.port number

Remote debugging port, if not given connects to any open port.

Default value
0

options.ignoreCertificateErrors boolean

Option to ignore certificate errors.

Default value
true

options.observe boolean

Option to run each command after a delay. Useful to observe what is happening in the browser.

Default value
false

options.observeTime number

Option to modify delay time for observe mode. Accepts value in milliseconds.

Default value
3000

options.dumpio boolean

Option to dump IO from browser.

Default value
false

Returns

Promise