I have been studying testing for 2 days and I am trying to make automatic test where a system have the below Two steps:

  1. Log in into Email
  2. Send a email

I completed first step and I have problem with second. After login, the system will click button "Create Message" but it doesn't get clicked. Window with new message can't display and test is failed.

I have tried in many ways. Please look at my code and screens below in links:

Code: https://pastebin.com/QELY8Cje

Screen: https://i.sstatic.net/R8muR.jpg


Password in code is wrong so don't try use it.

  • Can you try this two things: 1. Add wait for the element visible and 2. Try with this locator "//*[@id=":gg"]/div/div" for compose button.
    – Bhavani
    Commented Feb 7, 2018 at 10:22

4 Answers 4


Try to set an implicit wait. 90% of the times the problem is a synchronization issue:

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

First of all, When I opened the link (http://gmail.com) I found this page.

Google Home Page

Before performing any actions you need to click SIGN IN button.

Element :

LinkText = Sign In


LinkText = SIGN IN


css = a[class='gmail-nav__nav-link gmail-nav__nav-link__sign-in']


xpath = //a[@class='gmail-nav__nav-link gmail-nav__nav-link__sign-in']

Code should be like this from line num 38 :

 wd.findElement(By.xpath("//a[@class='gmail-nav__nav-link gmail-nav__nav-link__sign-in']")).click();
 Thread.sleep(2000); // remove this after your code get run properly
 WebElement loginName = wd.findElement(By.name("identifier"));

Sign In Page

After clicking on SIGN IN, browser will open this page and you can run your remain code.


This should work for you...


This should work for you...


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