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Problem :

I am working on the task for writing the parser to click the button on the website and I am having trouble in clicking the only one of the buttons. The below is my code which works on every button except one.

My python code:

 driver = webdriver.Firefox() 


 myelement = driver.find_element_by_id("-spel-nba")





I am facing below error :

ElementNotVisibleException: Message: Element is not currently visible and so may not be interacted with

I also tried the waits with the same element but facing not visible exception:

wait = WebDriverWait(driver, 10)

wait.until(EC.presence_of_element_located((By.XPATH, "//input[contains(@id,'spsel')][@value='nba']"))).click()

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Solution :

The solution for you as below :

myelement  = WebDriverWait(driver, 3).until(EC.visibility_of_element_located((By.XPATH, xpaths['your_xpath_path'])))

The actual trick is to use as below :


Along with the WebDriverWait

And WebDriverWait

from the below mentioned imports :

from selenium.webdriver.support import expected_conditions as EC

from selenium.webdriver.support.ui import WebDriverWait



If "The Element is not currently visible to you " then just make it VISIBLE programmatically as below:

>>> Before the element is hidden and the  top is outside of page

<input type="file" style="position: absolute;top:-999999" name="file_u">

>>> After moving the top on in page area

MYDRIVER.execute_script("document.getElementByName('file_u').style.top = 0;")

time.sleep(1); # give some time to render the page


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