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I have created a little screen scraper and everything seems to be working great, the information is being pulled and saved in a DB. The only problem I am having is sometimes Python doesn't use the driver.back() so it then tries to get the information on the wrong page and crashes. I have tried adding time.sleep(5) but sometimes it still isn't working. I am trying to optimize it to take as little time as possible. So making it sleep for 30 seconds doesn't seem to be a good solution.

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This is the best solution. The back() and forward() methods aren't guaranteed to work.

driver.execute_script("window.history.go(-1)")

The JavaScript passed here gives access to the pages’ Dom to navigate to the previous URL.  I hope this resolves the issue.

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