I am automating for the following page on CHROME Browser


Here I'm able to identify the unique element from the console for the XPATH used

$x('//button[text()="START STUDY"]')

But when the same code is integrated with the script and run.

Integrated Script -

from selenium.webdriver import Chrome

driver = Chrome('/Users/downloads/chromedriver')

driver.find_element_by_xpath('//button[text()="START STUDY"]').click()

I get the following error

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/Users/PycharmProjects/Practice/t.py", line 54, in <module>
    driver.find_element_by_xpath('//button[text()="START STUDY"]').click()
  File "/Users/PycharmProjects/Study/venv/lib/python3.7/site-packages/selenium/webdriver/remote/webelement.py", line 80, in click
  File "/Users/PycharmProjects/Study/venv/lib/python3.7/site-packages/selenium/webdriver/remote/webelement.py", line 633, in _execute
    return self._parent.execute(command, params)
  File "/Users/PycharmProjects/Study/venv/lib/python3.7/site-packages/selenium/webdriver/remote/webdriver.py", line 321, in execute
  File "/Users/PycharmProjects/Study/venv/lib/python3.7/site-packages/selenium/webdriver/remote/errorhandler.py", line 242, in check_response
    raise exception_class(message, screen, stacktrace)
selenium.common.exceptions.ElementClickInterceptedException: Message: element click intercepted: Element <button class="ui button" role="button" style="background-color: rgb(31, 186, 238); color: white; border-radius: 0px; padding-left: 40px; padding-right: 40px; font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;; font-size: 17px; font-weight: 600; line-height: 20px; text-align: center; width: 200px; height: 50px; margin-top: 26px;">...</button> is not clickable at point (1047, 320). Other element would receive the click: <div>...</div>
  (Session info: chrome=76.0.3809.132)

I have tried to click on the element using the ActionChains class as well. Even then the same issue is got

  • 1
    Looks like the element that you wanted to perform a click on is obscured by another element. I believe you would have already verified the state of the element before the click; Things you can consider doing is perform a wait and may be maximize the window/scroll to the element which ever is applicable. Sep 5, 2019 at 20:33

2 Answers 2


Try using JavaScriptExecutor


IWebElement element = driver.FindElement(By.XPath("//button[@role='button']"));
IJavaScriptExecutor jse2 = (IJavaScriptExecutor)driver;
jse2.ExecuteScript("arguments[0].click()", element);


element = driver.find_element_by_xpath("//button[@role='button']")
driver.execute_script("arguments[0].click();", element)
  • 1
    This is the only way I got the "click" working in my Python code. Thanks
    – Tony
    May 27, 2021 at 22:43

This is a known issue for some time now. https://github.com/SeleniumHQ/selenium/search?q=ElementClickInterceptedException&type=Issues This exception suggests that there is another element (div below the button) will receive the click.

1. Use another locator
2. Use Javascript executor driver.execute_script(JSCode,arguments)
e.g. driver.execute_script("arguments[0].click();", element) Takes your locator (element) as first argument and perform the action of click.
This action is equivalent to JQuery: $(locator).click

  • Great answer, @Sameer Wakude ! Thank you ! Oct 17, 2022 at 20:27

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