I am doing automation on the following :-enter image description here

The comments you see(<!---->) , changes when I hover over the INFY(in green on the left) enter image description here

(See one of the comment changes to <span class = "actions"...)

What I performing for this(via python and selenium):

# wait 10 seconds before looking for element
    INFYSYMB = WebDriverWait(driver, 10).until(
        EC.presence_of_element_located((By.XPATH, "/html/body/div[1]/div[2]/div[1]/div/div[2]/div/div[4]/div/div"))
    # else quit'
    print("Not done")

action =  ActionChains(driver)

Which hovers over it. Now I would like to click on the B. For it I need to inspect its xpath or id or some information to store that element to perform click() action on it.

But if I move my mouse, it reverts back to <!---->. So how do I copy its xpath?

  • It seems unclear to me what you're trying to do. You should be able to click a button without worrying about hover state. Or, are you wanting to get the text of the hover element?
    – Lee Jensen
    Mar 14, 2022 at 20:14
  • In the first image you see there is no buy button (one with Blue colored "B" in second).I want to be able to access this button (which becomes available when I hover over infy stock) Mar 15, 2022 at 7:15
  • 1
    Can you use the console to trigger the mouseover state of that element? Mar 15, 2022 at 21:33
  • thanks that worked awsomely! Mar 17, 2022 at 6:41

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I think that I understood, and I had similar problem sometimes. So in this case I make a screenshoot and I take the xpath. Advice you need to use xpath simpler, use descendant,... Later I think you will have a new problem because this element only it's activated when the mouse is on the button, so you will need to use the library Actions ( https://medium.com/analytics-vidhya/python-selenium-all-mouse-actions-using-actionchains-197530cf75df) to move it

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