How To Resolve Element Click Intercepted Exception in Selenium?

Dapheny Murphy | November 28, 2022

How To Resolve Element Click Intercepted Exception in Selenium?

Element click intercepted exception is a common exception. An independent utility must be created to handle such exceptions in any professional automation framework. There are multiple ways to handle this exception:

  • Method-1: JavascriptExecutor click can be used in cases like when there is a dropdown suggestion list and an element that needs to be clicked gets hidden behind. This solution will do a force click on the required element and the sample code for performing this action is:

    JavascriptExecutor js = (JavascriptExecutor)driver;
    js.executeScript("arguments[0].click();", element);

  • Method-2: Selenium wait until the element becomes clickable

    Sample Code: WebDriverWait wait = new WebDriverWait(driver, Duration.ofSeconds(10));

  • Method-3: Element not visible due to requirement of scroll down

    Sample Code: WebElement element = driver.findElement(element locator);
    ((JavascriptExecutor) driver).executeScript("arguments[0].scrollIntoView(true);", element);;

  • Method-4: Use action class

    Sample Code: WebElement element = driver.findElement(element Locator);
    Actions actions = new Actions(driver); actions.moveToElement(element).click().build().perform();

  • Method-5: Use static class

    Sample Code : Thread.sleep(10000);


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