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Hadzin
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Modify selector - click button not by name

Hi Experts,

Please, help solve the problem.

 

The standard selector looks like this and it works. Triggered by button name “Edit”

Default SelectorDefault Selector

My button can be in different languages and I want to click on the button not by name "Edit", but in some other way.

 

Its button code in the browser

<button data-l10n-id="about-config-pref-edit-button" class="button-edit semi-transparent" title="Edit"></button>

 

Code full table with button “Edit”

<table id="prefs" has-visible-prefs="">
  <tr class="has-user-value ">
    <th scope="row">
      <span>general.<wbr>test</span></th>
    <td class="cell-value">
      <span data-l10n-args="{&quot;value&quot;:&quot;test&quot;}" data-l10n-id="about-config-pref-accessible-value-custom" aria-label="test (custom)">
        <span aria-hidden="true">test</span></span></td>
    <td class="cell-edit">
      <button data-l10n-id="about-config-pref-edit-button" class="button-edit semi-transparent" title="Edit"></button></td>
    <td class="cell-reset">
      <button data-l10n-id="about-config-pref-delete-button" class="button-delete ghost-button semi-transparent" title="Delete"></button></td></tr></table>

 

I tried to substitute parameters in the selector element "Button ‘Edit’". Did not help.

Class - button-edit semi-transparent

ID - about-config-pref-delete-button

 

Perhaps there is a solution for this problem?

 

22 REPLIES 22
Nived_Nambiar
Super User
Super User

Hi @Hadzin 

 

I think the atttribute seems to be unqiue one for each button [edit, delete etc]

 

Could u try with the css selector below 

 

  button[data-l10n-id="about-config-pref-edit-button"]

 

 

Let me know if it worked or not

 

Hadzin
Frequent Visitor

Hi @Nived_Nambiar 

 

Tried two options. They didn't have success.

1.

selector auto.PNG

2. 

standart text.PNG

Nived_Nambiar
Super User
Super User

Hi @Hadzin 

 

The way u have wrote selector is wrong

 

Only write the selector which I have mentioned don't include other parts 

I understand correctly that the selector needs to be edited in a text editor?

Nived_Nambiar
Super User
Super User

Hi @Hadzin 

 

Try writing the selector this way

 

Nived_Nambiar_0-1679217892928.png

 

 

Hadzin
Frequent Visitor

Hi @Nived_Nambiar 

 

my result on the screen

standart text.PNG

Nived_Nambiar
Super User
Super User

Hi @Hadzin 

 

Could u try to run it and see ?

 

Hadzin
Frequent Visitor

Hi @Nived_Nambiar 

 

Run, result below

Error flow.PNG

Nived_Nambiar
Super User
Super User

Could u try the below actions ?

 

Nived_Nambiar_0-1679219828476.png

 

For automating websites, you should try browser automation actions not UI Automation actions. UI Automation actions are used for desktop automations 

 

 

Nived_Nambiar
Super User
Super User

@Hadzin 

 

Did this worked for you?

Hadzin
Frequent Visitor

This is part of the flow on setting up advanced settings for the Firefox browser.

The PAD treats the settings page as a desktop application and does not create WEB selectors in some cases.

When I tried to create an action “Press button on web page” the selector was created, in the picture #1 - in the block of desktop selectors.

For example, under #2 selector created for a button from the Google site - a WEB selector was created.

create selectors.PNG

While executing the flow, the action “Press button on web page” did not work and did not stop by mistake, the next action stopped by mistake because the edit button was not pressed.

The "Click link on web page" action creates a selector in the selector's application block, named Button ‘Edit’ 3 (in the picture) and does not see the created object.

 

For this reason, I work with desktop automation.

Hadzin
Frequent Visitor

Strange, I sent the answer and it was lost 🤔. I repeat.

 

This is part of the thread on setting up advanced settings for the Firefox browser.

The PAD treats the settings page as a desktop application and does not create WEB selectors in some cases.

When I tried to create an action “Press button on web page” the selector was created, in the picture #1 - in the block of desktop selectors.

For example, under #2 selector created for a button from the Google site - a WEB selector was created.

create selectors.PNG

 

While executing the flow, the action “Press button on web page” did not work and did not stop by mistake, the next action stopped by mistake because the edit button was not pressed.

The "Click link on web page" action creates a selector in the selector's application block, named Button ‘Edit’ 3 (in the picture) and does not see the created object.

 

For this reason, I work with desktop automation.

Nived_Nambiar
Super User
Super User

Hi @Hadzin 

 

I did not get the point, did you mean that there is some issues with firefox browser?

Hadzin
Frequent Visitor

Everything is Ok with the browser.
I need to configure additional parameters using the PAD, on the about:config page.
It looks like the PAD does not understand that this is a browser, since there is no http:// in the address bar.

Maybe that's why PAD works as a desktop application.

Nived_Nambiar
Super User
Super User

I think there is some issue with browser extension, have you checked that ?

Hadzin
Frequent Visitor

Everything seems to be OK.

 

Error flow.PNG

Some things in the stream can be processed.
In the same browser settings window, via UI Automation not Browser Automation.
Only some elements cannot be processed, for example, the Edit button.

Hi @Hadzin 

The Buttons/field where Desktop elements are working use that only.
and before clicking on Button use 'Get window' action (Image 1) & in that select Specific window from dropdown and pass UI element of window (image 2) also ON the toggle of Bring Window to front option
Image 1

Aakashch_1998_0-1679231779285.png

 

image 2

Aakashch_1998_4-1679232129860.jpeg

 

you can use the above Button selector given by @Nived_Nambiar 

  button[data-l10n-id="about-config-pref-edit-button"]

 

 

Thanks
@Aakashch_1998 

 

 

Hadzin
Frequent Visitor

Hi @Aakashch_1998 

 

I tried two options.
1)1 - window.PNG
2)2 - button.PNG
after calling a button press, as suggested @Nived_Nambiar   

button[data-l10n-id="about-config-pref-edit-button"]
without success ☹️

 

There is no other way to define a field with a button in the selector. Only by name (title).

Hi @Hadzin 

 

can you try this seletor in button after Get window action
button[ data-l10n-id="about-config-pref-edit-button"][title]

 

i have tried similar type of seletor 

Aakashch_1998_0-1679331623134.png

 

Thanks
@Aakashch_1998 

 

 

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