I have a Selenium WebDriver based test, which fill a form and send it for processing. During time period of processing a window is opened. Sometimes processing fails, but this window is not closed, so we can't get result. Purpose of this test is to get the result. I try to set a timeout for this window, so it should be closed after a predefined time (I set it to 10 seconds now.) by WebDriver and form should be resent. I use following code.

WebElement webElement;
try {
    driver.manage().timeouts().implicitlyWait(10, TimeUnit.SECONDS);
    webElement = wait.until(ExpectedConditions.presenceOfElementLocated(By.className("button-resultdown")));
} catch (TimeoutException ex) {
    webElement = null;
} finally {
    driver.manage().timeouts().implicitlyWait(5, TimeUnit.SECONDS);
if (webElement == null) {

Popup window is not closed automatically after 10 seconds. I checked element locators, those are valid.

  • Do you get some error messages when driver.findElement(popUpClose).click()?
    – Mate Mrše
    Apr 10, 2019 at 12:57
  • No, but I need to wait for some times before I click it. It is clickable, but I would like to wait before I click it.
    – plaidshirt
    Apr 11, 2019 at 5:53

1 Answer 1


Can you not make a note of the starting Window / Tab then just switch back to it?

String firstTab = driver.getWindowHandle();

//Do the click event


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