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I have been searching all day for this and it seems that there is no solution currently available from the chromedriver implementation for python.

how do you set specific chrome.prefs (for example profile settings such as profile.managed_default_content_settings.images = 2) using the webdriver.Chrome() method?

I already tried it through webdriver.ChromeOptions() without success. In Java there are appropriate functions available to achieve this.

But Python? This is what I am doing currently...

    options = webdriver.ChromeOptions()
    options.add_argument("'chrome.prefs': {'profile.managed_default_content_settings.images': 2}")

    self.selenium = webdriver.Chrome(executable_path='/usr/local/bin/chromedriver',chrome_options=options)

For anyone who want to disable images in chromedriver, the following code might help you.

from import Options
chrome_options = Options()
chrome_options.add_experimental_option( "prefs", {'profile.default_content_settings.images': 2})
driver = webdriver.Chrome(chrome_options=chrome_options)

Just a small update for everybody else stumbling over this question.

For newer versions the following code works without problems:

options.add_experimental_option('prefs', {'download.default_directory':'C:\\temp'})

This is what works with latest chromedriver versions from at least 2.15 to the current version 2.20:

chrome_options = Options()
chrome_options.add_experimental_option( "prefs", {'profile.managed_default_content_settings.images': 2})
chrome = webdriver.Chrome('/path/to/chromedriver',chrome_options=chrome_options)


There is a solution by avoiding the chromeoptions object and reverting back to the desiredcapabilities dictionary (deprecated). For some reason in the selenium library adds an empty chromeoptions dictionary to the desiredcapabilities dictionary which renders it useless. So you need to uncomment line 54 in


Then use this code to pass all desired capabilities to chromedriver

"browserName": "chrome",
        "version": "",
        "platform": "ANY",
        "javascriptEnabled": True,
        "chrome.prefs": {"profile.managed_default_content_settings.images": 2},
        "proxy": {
        "chrome.switches": ["window-size=1003,719", "allow-running-insecure-content", "disable-web-security", "disk-cache-dir=/var/www/cake2.2.4/app/tmp/cache/selenium-chrome-cache", "no-referrers"],

    self.selenium = webdriver.Chrome(desired_capabilities=CHROME)

For anyone struggling with the Python syntax, here's a complete, working example. It disables Chrome's "Do you want Google Chrome to save your password for this site?" prompt. See also WebDriver Chrome Browser: Avoid 'Do you want chrome to save your password' pop up.

from selenium import webdriver
from import Options
chrome_options = Options()
chrome_options.add_experimental_option('prefs', {
    'credentials_enable_service': False,
    'profile': {
        'password_manager_enabled': False
driver = webdriver.Chrome(chrome_options=chrome_options)
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