Set Chrome as Default Browser for RSpec/Capybara

I'm having some trouble getting Chrome to work with RSpec/Capybara on Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit. By default it launches Firefox - we tried to change this a variety of ways, including:

http://actsasblog.ca/2011/09/28/how-to-use-chrome-with-capybara/

/home/.../xxx_spec.rb:8:in `<top (required)>': undefined local variable or method `“chromedriver”' for main:Object (NameError)

We also tried:

require 'capybara/rspec'
require 'rspec'
require 'selenium-webdriver'

Capybara.register_driver :selenium do |app|
  Capybara::Selenium::Driver.new(app, :browser => :chrome)
end

/home/ubuntu/.rbenv/versions/2.0.0-p247/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/selenium-webdriver-2.39.0/lib/selenium/webdriver/chrome/service.rb:50:in `start': unable to connect to chromedriver http://127.0.0.1:9515 (Selenium::WebDriver::Error::WebDriverError)

Is there another step required to use Chrome? I'm new with Selenium.

Answers


if I remember correctly:

I downloaded latest chromedriver from this resource https://code.google.com/p/selenium/wiki/ChromeDriver

Then insert in spec_helper.rb

Capybara.register_driver :chrome do |app|
  Capybara::Selenium::Driver.new(app, :browser => :chrome)
end

Capybara.javascript_driver = :chrome

and it worked for me


Add this gem to Gemfile to install and update chromedriver.

gem "chromedriver-helper", "1.0.0"

See https://github.com/flavorjones/chromedriver-helper. The bugs listed in comments to previous answers have been fixed.

Then add this to spec_helper.rb:

Capybara.register_driver :selenium do |app|
  Capybara::Selenium::Driver.new(app, browser: :chrome)
end

That's it.


Add gem "chromedriver-helper" to Gemfile and run bundle

Also include this lines of code below into you spec_helper.rb outside Rspec.configure block.

Capybara.register_driver :selenium do |app|
  Capybara::Selenium::Driver.new(app, browser: :chrome)
end

Most importantly, do not forget to require 'capybara' in the spec_helper.rb

This will solve the problem. :)


gem "chromedriver-helper", "1.0.0"

This has helped me. Try it.


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