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Plugin to run Selenium with firefox using the Hitch testing framework.

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HitchSelenium is a plugin for the Hitch testing framework that wraps selenium and starts firefox, optionally with XVFB so the browser window does not appear.

Use with Hitch

Install like so:

$ hitch install hitchselenium
# Service definition in engine's setUp:['Firefox'] = hitchselenium.SeleniumService(
    xvfb=False           # Optional (default: False)

# N.B. if xvfb is installed and xvfb is set to True, firefox will run hidden.

# Open page and type something into text box with id id_description:
self.driver =['Firefox'].driver
self.driver.find_element_by_id("id_description").send_keys("type something...")

See this service in action at the DjangoRemindMe project.


  • Starts up the browser on a separate thread when running with HitchServe, in parallel with starting other services, so that your integration tests run faster.

  • You can optionally run the Firefox browser visibly and invisibly using XVFB.


  • Currently only supports firefox.

  • Might not necessarily work with the latest version of firefox.

  • Faketime is not enabled since firefox does not respond well to it. Javascript will always return system time.


Download and install specified versions of firefox/chromium in .hitchpkg directory for all versions.

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