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I am still learning and in response to one of my questions where I was told that it might be because the element in question is not in view.

I looked through the documentation and SO, here was the most relevant answer: her

You can use the "org.openqa.selenium.interactions.Actions" class to move to an element:

WebElement element = driver.findElement(By.id("my-id"));

Actions actions = new Actions(driver);


## actions.click();


When I try to use the above to scroll to the element: It says WebElement not defined.

I think this is because I have not imported the relevant module. Can someone point out what I am supposed to import?

But in the meantime right after trying to figure it out for some time. I have found out the import method for WebElement:

from selenium.webdriver.remote.webelement import WebElement

Might help someone like me.

The how of it is also a good lesson, IMO:

Went to the Documentation

class selenium.webdriver.remote.webelement.WebElement(parent, id_, w3c=False)

Need to be separated into the command form mentioned above.

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You are trying to run Java code with Python. In Python/Selenium, the org.openqa.selenium.interactions.Actions are reflected in ActionChains class:

from selenium.webdriver.common.action_chains import ActionChains

element = driver.find_element_by_id("my-id")

actions = ActionChains(driver)


Or, you can also "scroll into view" via scrollIntoView():

driver.execute_script("arguments[0].scrollIntoView();", element)

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