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Button-press failed. Button click failed in Power Automate desktop

I have used Action : Press button on web page. But it is not working for MS forms



Responsive Resident
Responsive Resident

Hi @Anonymous, 

Are you using 2 screens while developing RPA? If yes, I noticed PowerAutomate desktop having issues picking up elements from Screen 2. Make sure you open the browser in screen 1 and try to pick element from there. Hopefully this should fix your issue. 



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I am having the same issue, tried the single screen approach as suggested but still did not work. Have also tried moving mouse to image and clicking but no success here either. Any help much appreciated.

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@JD_ReGen When you hover your mouse over the element. Are you seeing red color container around the element?

Hi @sakula1996 yes I am seeing that container , I wonder if the issue is specific to Microsoft Forms? I can click buttons on other websites such as Facebook. I have also noticed I can select two types of UI element, if I click along the bottom edge of the submit button I get type "button", if I choose the centre I get type "div", neither of these have worked. 

Responsive Resident
Responsive Resident

Hi @JD_ReGen ,


  • From the right side menu click on UI Elements
  • Double click on element it will open a small container
  • Again double click on that element. It should open Selector builder
  • Uncheck the Name attribute if its checked.
  • Most of the item it should fix the issue.
  • If that didn't work, pick element one more item.

Hopefully it will work 🙂







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This issue i have faced while using the MS Forms and Power Automate Desktop for filling the form. The work around for this issue is to use the "Send Keys" {Tab}{Return} from the last control (text box or any other control). It worked for me. Please follow the steps given in the below link.


Fix for microsoft forms button click called from Power Automate Desktop


Please accept this solution, If it works for you.

Helper V
Helper V

Hi @ArchitectMadhan 


I think u can use mouse move or if image nd inside send mouse click u can use 



Ahammad Riyaz 

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Hi @Ahammad_Riyaz ,


Trying out with mouse move is bit complicated because based on the screen size and resolution. I don't think it will work properly, more over the button click would be doing the same. May be we need to set the offset X and Y before the mouse click. So I tried with "Send Keys" and it worked. Anyways, thanks for sharing your thought.

Solution Sage
Solution Sage

Hi @JD_ReGen 

I ran a test on Microsoft Forms to get to your error (Object reference not set to an instance of an object).

In 'Press button on web page' action, captured a button in a form which gave me '<div> 'button-content'' as the object to click, similar to yours.

The button you're trying to click has a unique title/caption? If so, then in the Selector Builder of the element select only the option that contains Title = (title of your button), and uncheck all others, as in the example below:


Doing this I was able to click button sucessfully. Check if this solution applies to your case.😉

Worked like a charm 🙂

Thanks @ArchitectMadhan!!

Hi @shaimerc ,


Happy to hear that the workaround is working for you. 


If you find my solution helpful for resolving the issue, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly. 

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