Recently I moved to Windows 10 and upgraded to the newest Firefox. When I executed my integration tests on my PC with Selenium and Firefox for the first time I saw an extra page was loaded: “Firefox + Windows 10. Perfect together.” Maybe for you - I said to myself - and I immediately looked how to disable it.
browser.startup.homepage and it points to
about:blank. Perfectly fine. But still unwanted page is loaded. I looked for another key by simply typing
windows in the
about:config page and I saw two properties:
Changing the the properties in the browser directly did not help much as every time the driver is created the page is loaded again (and the properties are restored).
Therefore, I updated the
FirefoxProfile in the code so every time a new driver is created the properties are properly updated:
FirefoxProfile profile = new FirefoxProfile(); profile.setPreference("browser.usedOnWindows10", false); profile.setPreference("browser.usedOnWindows10.introURL", "about:blank");
Back to normal!