How to Perform Right click on WebElement and Open it a New Window using WebDriver

Performing right click is possible using selenium web driver. However, there is no direct way to open a new tab or a new window after performing right click.
Here, I am going to explain you that how to perform right click and open a new tab or a new window using web driver.


Code to perform Right click and click on “open link in new tab” option


//action.contextClick(element) command will perform right click
//sendKeys(Keys.ARROW_DOWN) command will move arrow to first option which is "open link in new tab"

Code to perform Right click and click on “open link in new window” option


//action.contextClick(element) command will perform right click
//sendKeys(Keys.ARROW_DOWN).sendKeys(Keys.ARROW_DOWN) command will move arrow to the second option which is "open link in new window"


Lets look at the scenario mentioned below. It will help you to understand this concept :

a) Launch
b) Right click on “Selenium Questions” tab.
c) Click on “open link in new window” option.
d) Print title of newly opened page

Example :

import java.util.Iterator;
import java.util.Set;
import java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit;
import org.junit.Test;
import org.openqa.selenium.By;
import org.openqa.selenium.Keys;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebElement;
import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.interactions.Actions;

public class RightClick {

    public void method1() {

        WebDriver driver = new FirefoxDriver();
        driver.manage().timeouts().implicitlyWait(30, TimeUnit.SECONDS);
        Actions action = new Actions(driver);
        WebElement element = driver.findElement(By.partialLinkText("SELENIUM QUESTIONS"));
        Set<String> winid = driver.getWindowHandles();
        Iterator<String> iter = winid.iterator();;
        String tab =;


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