My xpath:

@FindBy(xpath = ".//div[@class=\"recaptcha-checkbox-checkmark\"]")
private WebElement captchaCheckBox;


public void clickCaptchaCheckbox() {


org.openqa.selenium.NoSuchElementException: no such element: Unable to locate element: {"method":"xpath","selector":".//div[@class="recaptcha-checkbox-checkmark"]"}
  (Session info: chrome=73.0.3683.103)
  (Driver info: chromedriver=2.46.628402 (536cd7adbad73a3783fdc2cab92ab2ba7ec361e1),platform=Windows NT 10.0.15063 x86_64) (WARNING: The server did not provide any stacktrace information)
Command duration or timeout: 0 milliseconds
For documentation on this error, please visit: https://www.seleniumhq.org/exceptions/no_such_element.html
Build info: version: '3.141.59', revision: 'e82be7d358', time: '2018-11-14T08:17:03'}

Why element is not visible and I can't click on it?

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3 Answers 3


Your xpath seems to be fine. It also seems you're trying to locate a check-box of Google reCAPTCHA. Google reCAPTCHA is integrated to the page using iFrame.

Below is your screenshot with some additional marker from me.

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So you have to switch to the iframe first. To do that examine your html structure and switch to the required iFrame before you're trying to interact with the item.

For details see this post: How to locate an element which is inside the iframe?

  • many thanks for advice. I have tried to switch to iframe and I noticed, that a frame name is dynamic and updates each time when a run a test. May be it is necessary to use a script in that case?
    – Pablo
    Apr 18, 2019 at 19:36
  • You do not actually need id or name for switching to frame. You can locate a frame like you do with just a regular WebElement and then swith to that. See this post: stackoverflow.com/a/35671072/8343843
    – Alexey R.
    Apr 19, 2019 at 9:31
  • 1
    Done! Alexey, many thanks for the help and efforts
    – Pablo
    Apr 19, 2019 at 12:03

Copy Paste has added escape chars (\").

Change it to:

@FindBy(xpath = ".//div[@class='recaptcha-checkbox-checkmark']");

You should bypass recaptcha during development (and testing). The intention with using CAPTCHA is to avoid automation.

Automation and bypassing Google No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA

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