Studio Pro can interact with the Google Chrome browser via two tools - the ElectroNeek Chrome Automation browser extension and Selenium.
You can choose which tool you feel more comfortable with. To do this, go to "Settings" → "Interaction with browser". In the "Browser to use" option, you can select one of the options:
Chrome Native (interaction through an extension, the default option)
Chrome Selenium (interaction via Selenium)
Chrome Selenium and Chrome Native
Previously, Studio Pro supported working only via Selenium. This imposed some restrictions on working with the browser, for example, you could not use web automation with a browser already open, i.e. the first activity in the workflow always had to be the "Open URL" activity. In update 6.0, we've improved the ElectroNeek Chrome Automation extension, making it easier to work with:
- You don't have to open the browser directly with the bot (you can use web automation in an already open browser)
- You don't have to specify the browser tab number: the platform will automatically detect the tab with the desired item. At the same time, the ability to specify a tab explicitly saved - this will help build a solution in some non-trivial cases.
- Increased speed of the extension working
An example of working without Selenium
- Make sure you have "Chrome Native" option selected in "Settings" → "Interaction with browser" menu
- Open any page in Google Chrome, for example google.com
- Launch Studio Pro
- Choose the "Click on element" activity in the "Web Automation" section
- Click on the "Pick New Element" button to select an element on the webpage, such as the "Gmail" button
- Make sure the selector is formed correctly
- Go back to Studio Pro and run the bot
- If everything is done right, the bot will work correctly.