Remote Desired Capabilities


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I have trouble setting “useAutomationExtension” to false. I’ve tried a lot way, but without success.



This does not describe how you can set things up for GRID very well, so I thought I would post some tips.

Parallel Execution using more than one Browser. Firefox and Chrome example:

Go to Project > Settings > Desired Capabilities > Custom
Click Add
Enter a Name (Ex. remotefirefox)
Click on the cell row under the Value column
You should now see a button appear with three dots… Click on that

The Custom Execution Configuration Builder should appear
Click Add
Under Driver Name you see that Android is selected by default, click on that cell
In the drop down menu, select Remote
You should now see that the Preferences cell updated to display some pre-populated data, click this Cell
Click the button with the three dots

Driver Builder screen should appear
Here you can enter the URL for your grid hub (Ex. http://localhost/wd/hub)
Then click Add
Name: browserName
Type: String
Value: firefox
(Click Add again to enter any other desired capabilities)
Click OK to close this window
You should now see that the Preferences have been updated

You can now click Add and repeat the steps for Chrome

Once done you should see something like this:

Click OK and go to your Suite Collection screen, and you can select them under “Run with” and the two different browsers with now execute in parallel in GRID.



Did you manage to set seAutomationExtension” to false in chrome ?

to disable this pop up


I personally have not seen that pop up. My tips were more for setting Katalon up to use Selenium Grid.


here is the solution :