I'm getting an error: "AttributeError: 'WebDriver' object has no attribute 'desired_capabilities'"

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I am studying a course that uses the Robot Framework to automate mobile tests using Appium and an Android rmulator.

Python version - 3.12.1
Robot Framework - 7.0 (Python 3.12.1 on win32)
AppiumLibrary Version - 2.0.0

If you need any more information, please tell me

How do you start Appium Server?

This is my script:

SET JAVA_HOME=D:\Programas\jdk-11.0.2
SET PATH=%JAVA_HOME%\bin;%PATH%
@REM Start server
appium server --base-path /wd/hub

Then you may see similar output:

D:\tests>appium server --base-path /wd/hub
[Appium] Welcome to Appium v2.0.1
[Appium] Non-default server args:
[Appium] {
[Appium]   basePath: '/wd/hub'
[Appium] }
[Appium] Attempting to load driver xcuitest...
[debug] [Appium] Requiring driver at C:\Users\USERNAME\.appium\node_modules\appium-xcuitest-driver
[Appium] Attempting to load driver uiautomator2...
[debug] [Appium] Requiring driver at C:\Users\USERNAME\.appium\node_modules\appium-uiautomator2-driver
[Appium] Appium REST http interface listener started on http://0.0.0.0:4723/wd/hub
[Appium] You can provide the following URLS in your client code to connect to this server:
[Appium]        http://192.168.51.1:4723/wd/hub
[Appium]        http://192.168.199.1:4723/wd/hub
[Appium]        http://192.168.1.21:4723/wd/hub
[Appium]        http://127.0.0.1:4723/wd/hub (only accessible from the same host)
[Appium] Available drivers:
[Appium]   - xcuitest@4.33.2 (automationName 'XCUITest')
[Appium]   - uiautomator2@2.29.4 (automationName 'UiAutomator2')
[Appium] No plugins have been installed. Use the "appium plugin" command to install the one(s) you want to use.

An important part, is the previous installation of the drivers:

Available drivers:
[Appium]   - xcuitest@4.33.2 (automationName 'XCUITest')
[Appium]   - uiautomator2@2.29.4 (automationName 'UiAutomator2')
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I am getting a similar error after upgrading python library selenium to 4.17.0, I believe it’s related to this change from the release notes: “remove deprecated desired_capabilities property from webdriver”

Maybe it will be fixed by this PR: use capabilities instead of desired_capabilities by tkoukkari · Pull Request #414 · serhatbolsu/robotframework-appiumlibrary · GitHub

Estou com o mesmo problema, vi que é ao utilizar o Click Text, se utilizar o Click Element com um xpath dá certo. Estou fazendo o mesmo curso do papito rs. Se conseguir alguma solução para funcionar o Click Text, me avise.

change the selenium version to 4.12, worked for me
pip install selenium==4.12