I am trying to click on save button on a popup on the same window, the popup also has a text box, to which I am able to successfully send the text, but when I attempt to click the button, error comes as element not visible

  • what version of selenium are u using ?
    – Emna Ayadi
    Commented Jun 21, 2018 at 13:53

3 Answers 3


Element not visible exception can be resolved by using Explicit wait. Explicit wait in selenium will wait until the element is visible. Once it's visible you can perform the necessary operation.

Syntax for Explicit wait

WebDriverWait wait = new WebDriverWait(driver,30);
WebElement e = wait.until(ExpectedConditions.visibilityOfElementLocated(By.xpath("your locator value")));

In the above code selenium will wait for 30 seconds until the element is visible and once it is visible, selenium will perform the required action on it.


Give proper Wait command and try either of these below Xpath. This will work.



Apart from wait strategy, need to check if property wise visible is true on condition, otherwise different locator strategy if current one is not supporting as mentioned by others in this thread.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.