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Now we can navigate to sites, and interaction with them to repeat behaviour, we may want to see what the screen looks like every now and again.
It’s important to remember that WebDriver doesn’t visually check your site. Your site could be a complete mess and your checks still be passing.

So some people like to take screenshots at certain stages, so they can look at how the page is looking.
Or some go one step further and do some form of Visual Testing, something to explore at a later date, lots of resources on it.

Taking a screenshot

File scrFile = ((TakesScreenshot) driver).getScreenshotAs(OutputType.FILE);
//File path would change based on Mac/Linux/Windows
FileUtils.copyFile(scrFile, new File("/Users/richard/Desktop/locator_form.jpg"));

This is the code to take a screenshot. I’ve explained it on the code example, so check the class for a more detailed explanation.

Different Browsers

You can use this on all the drivers.

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