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Learn How to Open Web Browser in Python Script

In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to open a web browser using python 3.

python open web browser

Python has a module called webbrowser, which allows you to open the web browser from a python script by simply calling the open() function of the module.

The webbrowser.open() method will open your default web browser with a given URL.


First, we need to import the python webbrowser module using the import statement.

import webbrowser

Then call the open() function with the URL of the website as an argument.

import webbrowser


Above Python 3 script will open the URL https://google.com with the default web browser of the user’s computer.

Select the Web Browser

The webbrowser module by default uses the system default web browser, but by combining the .open() function with the .get() function, we can open a different browser installed on the computer.

Example 1

import webbrowser


As per the above example, URL https://bing.com will be open with Firefox web browser.

Example 2

import webbrowser


The above python script will open google chrome in Linux.

In Microsoft Windows, you will have to add the executable path of the web browser to the Windows PATH variable, in order to get() function to work.