Running Selenium Webdriver with a proxy in Python

I am trying to run a Selenium Webdriver script in Python to do some basic tasks. I can get the robot to function perfectly when running it through the Selenium IDE inteface (ie: when simply getting the GUI to repeat my actions). However when I export the code as a Python script and try to execute it from the command line, the Firefox browser will open but cannot ever access the starting URL (an error is returned to command line and the program stops). This is happening me regardless of what website etc I am trying to access.

I have included a very basic code here for demonstration purposes. I don’t think that I have included the proxy section of the code correctly as the error being returned seems to be generated by the proxy.

Any help would be hugely appreciated.

The below code is simply meant to open and search for the word “selenium”. For me it opens a blank firefox browser and stops.

from selenium import webdriver from import By from import Select from selenium.common.exceptions import NoSuchElementException import unittest, time, re from selenium.webdriver.common.proxy import *

class Testrobot2(unittest.TestCase): def setUp(self):

    myProxy = ""

    proxy = Proxy({
    'proxyType': ProxyType.MANUAL,
    'httpProxy': myProxy,
    'ftpProxy': myProxy,
    'sslProxy': myProxy,

    self.driver = webdriver.Firefox(proxy=proxy)
    self.base_url = ""
    self.verificationErrors = []
    self.accept_next_alert = True

def test_robot2(self):
    driver = self.driver
    driver.get(self.base_url + "/#gs_rn=17&gs_ri=psy-ab&suggest=p&cp=6&gs_id=ix&xhr=t&q=selenium&es_nrs=true&pf=p&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&oq=seleni&gs_l=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.47883778,d.ZGU&fp=7c0d9024de9ac6ab&biw=592&bih=665")

def is_element_present(self, how, what):
    try: self.driver.find_element(by=how, value=what)
    except NoSuchElementException, e: return False
    return True

def is_alert_present(self):
    try: self.driver.switch_to_alert()
    except NoAlertPresentException, e: return False
    return True

def close_alert_and_get_its_text(self):
        alert = self.driver.switch_to_alert()
        alert_text = alert.text
        if self.accept_next_alert:
        return alert_text
    finally: self.accept_next_alert = True

def tearDown(self):
    self.assertEqual([], self.verificationErrors)

if name == “main”: unittest.main()

How about something like this

PROXY = ""

webdriver.DesiredCapabilities.FIREFOX['proxy'] = {

# you have to use remote, otherwise you'll have to code it yourself in python to 
driver = webdriver.Remote("http://localhost:4444/wd/hub", webdriver.DesiredCapabilities.FIREFOX)
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