How to Press Enter without Element in Selenium Python?
By Pooja Deshpande, Community Contributor - January 3, 2023
How to press enter in sendKeys?
We can press enter in Selenium with the help of send_keys() function in Selenium Python.
send_keys() function takes different keys as its parameter. Hence we need to import keys before using this function.
We can perform all the keyboard operations with the help of keys in Selenium.Class selenium.webdriver.common.keys comes with various methods that one can use for this purpose.
For pressing enter we need to pass Keys.ENTER as parameter to send_keys() method as below
from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys driver.find_element_by_name("Value").send_keys(Keys.ENTER)
Sending a key without an Element
For sending keys without specifying an element in Python we can use the ActionChains class as follows –
from selenium.webdriver.common.action_chains import ActionChains value = “Test” actions = ActionChains(driver) actions.send_keys(value) actions.perform()
Selenium Press Enter without Element Python
We can also press enter without specifying any particular element in Selenium.
For example, we want to send text to a username field on a login page. The login page has already loaded and the username field is in focus as soon as the login page loads.
Here we can directly send the username value as the username text box is in focus using the send_keys method,then press tab to navigate to the password field and press enter on the login button.
from selenium import webdriver from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys from selenium.webdriver.common.action_chains import ActionChains driver = webdriver.Firefox(executable_path="C:\geckodriver.exe") driver.get("url") actions = ActionChains(driver) actions.send_keys(value=username) actions.send_keys(keys.TAB) actions.send_keys(value=password) actions.send_keys(keys.ENTER) actions.perform() driver.quit()
What to use instead of sendKeys in Selenium?
Learn More: Selenium WebElement Commands
There are multiple ways in which we can use the send_keys() method and it helps to perform various keyboard operations.
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