Controlling Firefox with Python

kyosohma at kyosohma at
Wed Jun 20 20:42:50 CEST 2007

On Jun 20, 9:05 am, kyoso... at wrote:
> On Jun 19, 4:35 pm, "Méta-MCI" <enleverlesX.X... at>
> wrote:
> > Hi!
> > See Mozlab:
> > and give a report, please.
> > Thank you in advance.
> > Michel Claveau
> There seems to be some kind of weird bug with the current version of
> MozLab. When I use telnet on my Windows XP box, it tries to evaluate
> every character I type, which only results in lots of syntax errors. I
> tried Putty in raw mode, and it works, but not well. Each line doesn't
> get output to the far left. Instead, each line is dropped down one
> line and tabbed over so it's one character ahead of the previous line.
> I assume you think I can use Python to telnet to a running MozLab to
> execute my commands? I will need to be able to do this to all the
> users on a network and installing extensions on everyone's PC will be
> somewhat difficult.
> Mike

UPDATE: I can do tab traversal in Firefox using the sendkeys method. I
just need a way to read the label on the current tab or the title of
the Firefox window.

Any ideas?


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