Headless Chrome with Python and Selenium

In version 59, Google Chrome acquired the option to run headlessly! Here is what works for me (Ubuntu: 14.04, Chrome version: 60.0.3112.78, chromedriver: 2.31) :

from selenium import webdriver

def get_page_html(url, headless=False, screen_shot_path=None):
    options = webdriver.ChromeOptions()    
    if headless:
        options.add_argument('--headless')
    options.add_argument('--disable-gpu')
    selenium = webdriver.Chrome("/usr/local/share/chromedriver", chrome_options=options)
    self.selenium.set_window_size(1800, 1000)  # w,h
    
    selenium.get(url)
    page_html = selenium.page_source
    if screen_shot_path:
        selenium.save_screenshot(screen_shot_path)

    selenium.quit()
    return page_html

Make sure your version of chromedriver is up-to-date. Also, notice that the options.add_argument() expects the arguments to be as if you were running google-chrome from the command line (e.g. prefix with –).

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