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I'm running one of my scripts on  the IE 11  browser with Selenium 2.43.1  when the script types in the text field using the following: 

element.sendKeys("string");

In the IE browser, I can see that one character of the string is typed in the text field and it waits for 1-2 seconds before typing the next character. Means for typing one character it's taking 1-2 seconds.

  1. Why is typing so slow with IE?
  2. Is there any alternate way to speed up typing?

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Follow the below steps :

 

1) Use IE Driver Server of 32 bit instead of 64 bit.

2) Set native events to false in your desired capability while initializing Internet explorer driver object.

DesiredCapabilities capabilities = new DesiredCapabilities();

ieOptions.setCapability(InternetExplorerDriver.NATIVE_EVENTS, false);

driver = new InternetExplorerDriver(capabilities);

You can also use InternetExplorerOptions class to set capabilities for driver object

InternetExplorerOptions ieOptions = new InternetExplorerOptions();

ieOptions.setCapability(InternetExplorerDriver.NATIVE_EVENTS, false);

driver = new InternetExplorerDriver(ieOptions);

Complete Example:

import java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit;

import org.openqa.selenium.By;

import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;

import org.openqa.selenium.ie.InternetExplorerDriver;

import org.openqa.selenium.ie.InternetExplorerOptions;

import org.testng.annotations.Test;

 

public class SampleTest {

 

    @Test

    public void test_01() {

        System.setProperty("webdriver.ie.driver",

                System.getProperty("user.dir") + "/IEDriverServer.exe");

        InternetExplorerOptions ieOptions = new InternetExplorerOptions();

        ieOptions.setCapability(InternetExplorerDriver.NATIVE_EVENTS, false);

        WebDriver driver = new InternetExplorerDriver(ieOptions);

        driver.manage().timeouts().implicitlyWait(50, TimeUnit.SECONDS);

        driver.get("http://www.google.com");

        driver.findElement(By.name("q")).sendKeys("Test Selenium");

    }

Hope this helps! 

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