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I see this only in Chrome.

The full error message reads:

"org.openqa.selenium.WebDriverException: Element is not clickable at point (411, 675). Other element would receive the click: ..."

The element that 'would receive the click' is to the side of the element in question, not on top of it and not overlapping it, not moving around the page.

I have tried adding an offset, but that does not work either. The item is on the displayed window without any need for scrolling.

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This is caused by the following 3 types:

1.The element is not visible to click.

Use Actions or JavascriptExecutor for preparing it to click.

By Actions:

WebElement element = driver.findElement(By("element_path"));

Actions actions = new Actions(driver);


By JavascriptExecutor:

JavascriptExecutor jse = (JavascriptExecutor)driver;

jse.executeScript("scroll(250, 0)"); // if the element is on top.

jse.executeScript("scroll(0, 250)"); // if the element is on bottom.


JavascriptExecutor jse = (JavascriptExecutor)driver;

jse.executeScript("arguments[0].scrollIntoView()", Webelement); 

Then click on the element.

2.The page gets refreshed before it is clicking the element.

For this, make the page to wait for a few seconds.

3. The element is clickable one but there is a spinner/overlay on top of it

The below code would wait until the overlay disappears

By loadingImage ="loading image ID");

WebDriverWait wait = new WebDriverWait(driver, timeOutInSeconds);


Then click on the element.

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