An fork of pypuppeteer used by Webrecorder for automation that has been modified to meet our needs.

Notable Additions to the API / code base per our own use-case:

  • Changes to allow control of latests revisions of both Chrome and Chromium
  • Changes to facilitate using the uvloop event loop
  • Changes to input handling for evaluateOnNewDocument
  • Tracking child frame life cyles individually
  • Less strict application defaults
  • Keeps to date with puppeteer


Simplechrome requires python 3.6+.

Install latest version from github:

pip install -U git+[email protected]


Note: When you run simplechrome first time (if you do not supply an executablePath), it will download a recent version of Chromium (~100MB).

Example: Go to a web page and take a screenshot.

import asyncio
import uvloop
from simplechrome import launch


async def main():
    browser = await launch()
    page = await browser.newPage()
    await page.goto('')
    await page.screenshot({'path': 'example.png'})
    await browser.close()

if __name__ == '__main__':


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Simplechrome Info

⭐ Stars 14
🔗 Source Code
🕒 Last Update a year ago
🕒 Created 3 years ago
🐞 Open Issues 1
➗ Star-Issue Ratio 14
😎 Author N0taN3rd