Remote Selenium + Edge Driver: Task bar triggering element obscured

Fixed Issue #12794845


Brian R.
Jul 17, 2017
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  • Microsoft Edge
Found in build #
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Steps to reproduce

When attempting to ‘click’ a button that is mostly covered by the task bar, the driver fails the test and returns an 'element obscured’.

The driver, should (but does not) scroll down so the button is fully visible, and then click the button.

Behavior is normal for all buttons entirely off screen.

An example remote script, and html page can be downloaded here.
In the css file, this issue happens for all offset included in the range [-43.5, -43.9] at a screen resolution of 1920x1080 with the task bar across the bottom edge of the screen.

Attached is a picture of just how much the button has to be obscured before the driver fails.

OS build 10586.916


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Comments and activity

  • There are two work arounds for this.

    If you send a null char to the button, the driver will move to the proper view, and you can click.

    If you use the drivers javascript executor, you can click the button.

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “Steven K.”

    Changed Assigned To from “Steven K.” to “John J.”

    Changed Status to “Confirmed”

    Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “Fixed”

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