I want to click on the Upload button but when the script runs this click event triggers a new browser to open which I cannot simulate when I try to test it manually.

I deliberately click on Start link (in the code) hoping that this new window opens only the first time and can be handled then and there, and thereafter I can concentrate on the click event of the Upload button in the parent window. But once again it brings up the new browser window.

How should I handle this?

driver.findElement(By.xpath("/html/body/table/tbody/tr[3]/td/div/table/tbody/tr/td[2]/span/a[1]/b")).click(); //Start link  

 Set<String> handles = driver.getWindowHandles();       
 String firstWindowHandle = driver.getWindowHandle();
 String winHandle = handles.iterator().next();

    if (winHandle != firstWindowHandle) {
        String secondWindowHandle = winHandle;

driver.findElement(By.cssSelector("img[alt=Upload]")).click(); //upload button

Use following code, It works Tested it.

driver = new FirefoxDriver();
driver.manage().timeouts().implicitlyWait(10, TimeUnit.SECONDS);


JavascriptExecutor executor = (JavascriptExecutor) driver;
  • It does. Thanks! How did you arrive at this method? – ilm Feb 17 '16 at 11:35
  • Your welcome, check_recipient() function is written in your HTML markup, which gets executed on click of upload button. – Jeevan Bhushetty Feb 17 '16 at 11:48
  • So... because check_recipient() is inside a script tag you decided to use JavascriptExecutor? I need a bit more help to understand this concept. – ilm Feb 17 '16 at 12:09
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    Being frank, code written in '<script>' tag function check_recipient(file_server_domain) { postIt(file_server_domain); } is of no use it is just calling another function in other script, you can directly call the function itself. In your script if you replace check_recipient('s000.tinyupload.com'); with postIt('s000.tinyupload.com'); script will still work. Just one additional call is made which is of no use. Coming back to your question, using JavascriptExecutor class of selenium you can execute any javascript. – Jeevan Bhushetty Feb 17 '16 at 12:25
  • why doesn't executor.executeScript("arguments[0].click();", element); work? – ilm Feb 19 '16 at 6:48

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