How can I troubleshoot and resolve the issue of “element click intercepted” within the testing environment?

94    Asked by CharlesParr in QA Testing , Asked on Feb 8, 2024

 I am currently managing an automation testing scenario. While going through with the process of testing I encountered a scenario where an error message occurred which was showing “ element click intercepted”. How can I troubleshoot and resolve this particular issue? 

Answered by Daniel BAKER

In the context of selenium, you can solve the issue of “element click intercepted” by using the following steps:-

Inspect the structure of the page

Try to examine the structure of the HTML so that you can ensure that the element that you are trying to click is presented and accessible.

Checking for overlapping elements

Try to verify that there should not be overlapping elements on the page which may block the clicking operations.

Wait for element visibility

You can also execute a wait mechanism to ensure that the element is visible and even clickable before trying to click on it. Here is the example given in Java programming language by using selenium:-

WebDriverWait wait = new WebDriverWait(driver, 10);
WebElement element = wait.until(ExpectedConditions.elementToBeClickable(By.id(“yourElementId”)));
Element.click();

Scroll to the element

If the element is not presented in the viewport, then try to scroll down to it before trying to click. Here is the example given in Java programming language using javascript executor:-

JavascriptExecutor js = (JavascriptExecutor) driver;
Js.executeScript(“arguments[0].scrollIntoView(true);”, element);

Handling overlapping elements

If you find that it is the overlapping elements that are raising the issue then try to interact with the topmost visible element or you can use actions like move ToElement. Here is the example given in Java programming language by using selenium:-

Actions actions = new Actions(driver);

Actions.moveToElement(element).click().perform();
Check for javascript event handlers

You can inspect the element for any JavaScript event handlers that may intercept the click event. You can also adjust your script related to automation according to your needs and requirements.



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