Appium with enabled 'chromedriver_autodownload' download chrome driver each time before create browser instance


  • Windows 10x64, Appium 1.18


  • start appium with enabled ‘chromedriver_autodownload’

appium --allow-insecure chromedriver_autodownload

When execute list of test scripts(in 1 thread) and each of script creates new browser session - Appium checks and downloads chromedriver each time before start browser session. It takes a time that increase total execution time.

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Please try if the fix works for you

the fix has been published to appium@beta