Selenium Web Driver & Java. Element is not clickable at point (36, 72). Other element would receive the click:


I used Explicit Waits and i have warning:

org.openqa.selenium.WebDriverException: Element is not clickable at point (36, 72). Other element would receive the click: … Command duration or timeout: 393 milliseconds

If I used Thread.sleep(2000) I don’t receive any warnings.

@Test(dataProvider = "menuData")
public void Main(String btnMenu, String TitleResultPage, String Text) throws InterruptedException {
    WebDriverWait wait = new WebDriverWait(driver, 10);

    try {
    } catch (Exception e) {
    Assert.assertEquals(driver.findElement(By.cssSelector(TitleResultPage)).getText(), Text);
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WebDriverException: Element is not clickable at point (x, y)

This is a typical org.openqa.selenium.WebDriverException which extends java.lang.RuntimeException.

The fields of this exception are :

  • BASE_SUPPORT_URL : protected static final java.lang.String BASE_SUPPORT_URL
  • DRIVER_INFO : public static final java.lang.String DRIVER_INFO
  • SESSION_ID : public static final java.lang.String SESSION_ID

About your individual usecase, the error tells it all :

WebDriverException: Element is not clickable at point (x, y). Other element would receive the click 

It is clear from your code block that you have defined the wait as WebDriverWait wait = new WebDriverWait(driver, 10); but you are calling the click() method on the element before the ExplicitWait comes into play as in until(ExpectedConditions.elementToBeClickable).


The error Element is not clickable at point (x, y) can arise from different factors. You can address them by either of the following procedures:

1. Element not getting clicked due to JavaScript or AJAX calls present

Try to use Actions Class:

WebElement element = driver.findElement("navigationPageButton"));
Actions actions = new Actions(driver);

2. Element not getting clicked as it is not within Viewport

Try to use JavascriptExecutor to bring the element within the Viewport:

WebElement myelement = driver.findElement("navigationPageButton"));
JavascriptExecutor jse2 = (JavascriptExecutor)driver;
jse2.executeScript("arguments[0].scrollIntoView()", myelement); 

3. The page is getting refreshed before the element gets clickable.

In this case induce ExplicitWait i.e WebDriverWait as mentioned in point 4.

4. Element is present in the DOM but not clickable.

In this case induce ExplicitWait with ExpectedConditions set to elementToBeClickable for the element to be clickable:

WebDriverWait wait2 = new WebDriverWait(driver, 10);

5. Element is present but having temporary Overlay.

In this case induce ExplicitWait with ExpectedConditions set to invisibilityOfElementLocatedfor the Overlay to be invisible.

WebDriverWait wait3 = new WebDriverWait(driver, 10);

6. Element is present but having permanent Overlay.

Use JavascriptExecutor to send the click directly on the element.

WebElement ele = driver.findElement(By.xpath("element_xpath"));
JavascriptExecutor executor = (JavascriptExecutor)driver;
executor.executeScript("arguments[0].click();", ele);
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