"Chrome is being controlled by automated test software" --- how to stop it

I could not find any info for this well-known itch in the Katalon docs and this user forum. So I wrote this for your reference.

I used:

  • Katalon Studio v9.0.0

  • Chrome v122

Problem to solve

When I ran a Test Case to open a URL in Chrome browser, a text “Chrome is being controlled by automated test software” comes up.


I want to get rid of this message.


See https://help.applitools.com/hc/en-us/articles/360007189411--Chrome-is-being-controlled-by-automated-test-software-notification

In short, we can specify an option to ChromeDriver programatically;

ChromeOptions options = new ChromeOptions();
options.setExperimentalOption("excludeSwitches", new String[]{"enable-automation"});
WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver(options);

But how to do the same for chrome opened by WebUI.openBrower() keyword in Katalon Studio?

Solution description

In the Project Settings > Desired Capabilities > Web UI > Chrome, add a line:


then the message has disappered:


I am happy now.