Timed out receiving message from renderer: 10.000


I am getting following error when running my scenarios.

org.openqa.selenium.TimeoutException: timeout: Timed out receiving
message from renderer: 10.000

(Session info: chrome=79.0.3945.79) Build info: version: ‘3.14.0’,
revision: ‘aacccce0’, time: ‘2018-08-02T20:19:58.91Z’ System info:
host: ‘fv-az598’, ip: ‘’, os.name: ‘Linux’, os.arch: ‘amd64’,
os.version: ‘4.15.0-1064-azure’, java.version: ‘1.8.0_212’ Driver
info: org.openqa.selenium.remote.RemoteWebDriver Capabilities
{acceptInsecureCerts: false, browserName: chrome, browserVersion:
, chrome: {chromedriverVersion: 79.0.3945.36

As you can see, with bold, highlighted font, I do have matching versions of the chrome and chrome driver.

I am also passing some arguments to my ChromeOptions that meant help with timeouts:

        // options to prevent TIMEOUTS
        options.addArguments("start-maximized"); //https://stackoverflow.com/a/26283818/1689770
        options.addArguments("enable-automation"); //https://stackoverflow.com/a/43840128/1689770
        options.addArguments("--no-sandbox"); //https://stackoverflow.com/a/50725918/1689770
        options.addArguments("--disable-infobars"); //https://stackoverflow.com/a/43840128/1689770
        options.addArguments("--disable-dev-shm-usage"); //https://stackoverflow.com/a/50725918/1689770
        options.addArguments("--disable-browser-side-navigation"); //https://stackoverflow.com/a/49123152/1689770
        options.addArguments("--disable-gpu"); //https://stackoverflow.com/questions/51959986/how-to-solve-selenium-chromedriver-timed-out-receiving-message-from-renderer-exc
        options.addArguments("--disable-features=VizDisplayCompositor"); //https://stackoverflow.com/questions/55373625/getting-timed-out-receiving-message-from-renderer-600-000-when-we-execute-selen

Edit: it happens when running in DOCKER container (using LATEST docker images for chrome browser, and node-chrome-debug)

Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.


This error message…

org.openqa.selenium.TimeoutException: timeout: Timed out receiving message from renderer: 10.000

…implies that the ChromeDriver was unable to initiate/spawn a new Browsing Context i.e. Chrome Browser session.

Your main issue is the incompatibility between the version of the binaries you are using as follows:

  • Your Selenium Client version is 3.14.0 of 2018-08-02T20:19:58.91Z which is almost 1.5 years older andthe concurrent ChromeDriver was OSS compliant.
  • You are using chromedriver=79.0
  • You are using chrome=79.0
  • Though chromedriver=79.0 and chrome=79.0 are concurrent but they are incompatible with Selenium Client version is 3.14.0.

So there is a clear mismatch between Selenium Client v3.14.0 , ChromeDriver v79.0 and the Chrome Browser v79.0


Ensure that:

  • JDK is upgraded to current levels JDK 8u222.
  • Selenium is upgraded to current levels Version 3.141.59.
  • Clean your Project Workspace through your IDE and Rebuild your project with required dependencies only.

tl; dr

You can find a couple of relevant discussions in:

Answered By – DebanjanB

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