Headless mode

Headless mode allows running Chromium in a headless/server environment. Expected use cases include loading web pages, extracting metadata (e.g., the DOM) and generating bitmaps from page contents -- using all the modern web platform features provided by Chromium and Blink. To use headless, start Chrome with a command line flag: $ chrome --headless --remote-debugging-port=9222 https://chromium.org

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Available for Linux, Mac and Windows.

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Status in Chromium

Internals>Headless


Behind a flag (launch bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 59
  • Opera release 46
  • Opera for Android release 46

Consensus & Standardization

  • In development
  • No public signals
  • No public signals
  • Positive

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Last updated on 2017-06-16