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This version of ChromeDriver only supports Chrome version 99 Current browser version is 98.0.4758.102

My current chrome version : 98.0.4758.102

My current selenium version: 4.1.1 and cannot download chrome 99. My chrome 98 is updated to the last version, how do I get chrome 99 assuming it’s a beta version?

Trace log :

ChromeDriver was started successfully.
Starting ChromeDriver 99.0.4844.51 (d537ec02474b5afe23684e7963d538896c63ac77-refs/branch-heads/4844@{#875}) on port 59895
Only local connections are allowed.
Please see https://chromedriver.chromium.org/security-considerations for suggestions on keeping ChromeDriver safe.
ChromeDriver was started successfully.
Exception in thread "Thread-4" org.openqa.selenium.SessionNotCreatedException: Could not start a new session. Response code 500. Message: session not created: This version of ChromeDriver only supports Chrome version 99
Current browser version is 98.0.4758.102 with binary path C:Program FilesGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe
Build info: version: '4.1.1', revision: 'e8fcc2cecf'
System info: host: 'L-QLT-005', ip: '10.1.1.2', os.name: 'Windows 10', os.arch: 'amd64', os.version: '10.0', java.version: '17.0.2'
Driver info: org.openqa.selenium.chrome.ChromeDriver
Command: [null, newSession {capabilities=[Capabilities {browserName: chrome, goog:chromeOptions: {args: [--start-maximized, --disable-extensions, --incognito, --disable-popup-blocking, --no-sandbox, --ignore-certificate-errors], extensions: []}}], desiredCapabilities=Capabilities {browserName: chrome, goog:chromeOptions: {args: [--start-maximized, --disable-extensions, --incognito, --disable-popup-blocking, --no-sandbox, --ignore-certificate-errors], extensions: []}}}]
    at org.seleniumhq.selenium.remote_driver/org.openqa.selenium.remote.ProtocolHandshake.createSession(ProtocolHandshake.java:126)
    at org.seleniumhq.selenium.remote_driver/org.openqa.selenium.remote.ProtocolHandshake.createSession(ProtocolHandshake.java:84)
    at org.seleniumhq.selenium.remote_driver/org.openqa.selenium.remote.ProtocolHandshake.createSession(ProtocolHandshake.java:62)
    at org.seleniumhq.selenium.remote_driver/org.openqa.selenium.remote.HttpCommandExecutor.execute(HttpCommandExecutor.java:156)
    at org.seleniumhq.selenium.remote_driver/org.openqa.selenium.remote.service.DriverCommandExecutor.invokeExecute(DriverCommandExecutor.java:167)
    at org.seleniumhq.selenium.remote_driver/org.openqa.selenium.remote.service.DriverCommandExecutor.execute(DriverCommandExecutor.java:142)
    at org.seleniumhq.selenium.remote_driver/org.openqa.selenium.remote.RemoteWebDriver.execute(RemoteWebDriver.java:543)
    at org.seleniumhq.selenium.remote_driver/org.openqa.selenium.remote.RemoteWebDriver.startSession(RemoteWebDriver.java:230)
    at org.seleniumhq.selenium.remote_driver/org.openqa.selenium.remote.RemoteWebDriver.<init>(RemoteWebDriver.java:151)
    at org.seleniumhq.selenium.chromium_driver/org.openqa.selenium.chromium.ChromiumDriver.<init>(ChromiumDriver.java:108)
    at org.seleniumhq.selenium.chrome_driver/org.openqa.selenium.chrome.ChromeDriver.<init>(ChromeDriver.java:104)
    at org.seleniumhq.selenium.chrome_driver/org.openqa.selenium.chrome.ChromeDriver.<init>(ChromeDriver.java:91)
    at org.seleniumhq.selenium.chrome_driver/org.openqa.selenium.chrome.ChromeDriver.<init>(ChromeDriver.java:80)
    at io.beyn.spell/io.beyn.spell.Library.startBrowserChecker(Library.java:58)
    at io.beyn.spell/io.beyn.spell.FXMLDocumentController.lambda$Event$5(FXMLDocumentController.java:188)

Answer

Starting ChromeDriver 99.0.4844.51

Current browser version is 98.0.4758.102

Your chrome driver is for chrome version, which is not out yet. You have several solutions:

  • You can download actual ChromeDriver 98.0.4758.102 from here and use it.

  • You can download Chrome Beta (currently 99.0.4844.51) or Chrome Dev (currently 100.0.4896.12), where you have access to newer versions.

  • If you are using WebDriverManager from io.github.bonigarcia, you have to set correctly browserVersion and driverVersion:

    WebDriverManager.chromedriver().browserVersion("98.0.4758.102").setup();
    WebDriverManager.chromedriver().driverVersion("98.0.4758.102").setup();