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automate firefox?by morgon (Priest)
|on Nov 23, 2019 at 23:16 UTC||Need Help??|
morgon has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
browser-technology is evolving all the time and stuff you could do in the past no longer works (probably for very good reasons).
What I would like to do now is to find a way to remote-control firefox via a script.
In my ideal world I would write such a script (instructing firefox to enter this string in this input-field, press that button etc), bind that script to a key-combination in my windows-manager and live happily ever after - but I don't know how to to it...
WWW::Mechanize::Firefox I believe no longer works, Firefox::Marionette seems to work but only with a new instance and so on...
So my question:
Is there any combination of perl-modules and Firefox-extensions that would allow one to to remote-control a running firefox-instance via a script?