Hi I need to click hover element in Selenium Python.

I tried to use action chains and then move to element but it didn't work for me.

My Selenium code Snippet:

element1= self.driver.find_element_by_css_selector("#layout-center .ui-tabs-nav.ui-helper-reset.ui-helper-clearfix.ui-widget-header.ui-corner-all.ui-sortable")

element2=self.driver.find_element_by_css_selector("#layout-center button.add-widget")

In the picture you can see how it looks in html code. Button to click

  • If you want hover, why you perform click? May 31, 2017 at 14:06
  • element 2 is visible after hover on element 1. I used Actions Chains for move and click in Java and it was working good. Now I need solution i Python because on geckodriver 16.1 and selenium 3.42 it doesn't work.
    – siutex
    Jun 1, 2017 at 11:05
  • Please determine "didn't work". Any errors? What is happening - do you see the "hover" part working? Thanks.
    – alecxe
    Jun 1, 2017 at 16:18
  • Using move to doesn't print any errors. The mouse cursor just didn't move.
    – siutex
    Jun 5, 2017 at 6:53

1 Answer 1


I see you are trying to use move_to_element, which currently isn't supported in the marionette/gecko driver. You can track the implementation on their GitHub.

moveTo is not part of the W3C WebDriver spec, it would be a good idea to move to the actions API to support modern firefox.

  • Any solution to make mouse over element 1 to click element 2?
    – siutex
    Jun 5, 2017 at 6:53
  • Use Chrome or Python's gtk.gdk.Display class
    – kirbycope
    Jun 5, 2017 at 14:31

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