How do I grant permissions to Playwright to read from the clipboard?


Granting Clipboard Read Permissions in Playwright

You might need to read data from the clipboard while testing with @playwright/test. To do this, you need to grant the 'clipboard-read' permission.

Granting Permissions

In Playwright, you can grant permissions using the context.grantPermissions() method. Here's how you can do it:

import { test, expect } from '@playwright/test';

test('clipboard-read permission', async ({ context }) => {
  await context.grantPermissions(['clipboard-read']);

Reading from Clipboard

Once the permission is granted, you can read data from the clipboard using the navigator.clipboard.readText() method.

test('read from clipboard', async ({ page }) => {
  await page.evaluate(async () => {
    const clipboardData = await navigator.clipboard.readText();

Remember, the user must explicitly grant this permission. Also, some browsers may need additional configuration for clipboard access. So, ensure you've configured your browser settings correctly.

For more insights on Playwright, check out Mastering Playwright Test Automation: Your Comprehensive Cheat Sheet.


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