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key_up method – Action Chains in Selenium Python

  • Last Updated : 11 Aug, 2021

Selenium’s Python Module is built to perform automated testing with Python. ActionChains are a way to automate low-level interactions such as mouse movements, mouse button actions, keypress, and context menu interactions. This is useful for doing more complex actions like hover over and drag and drop. Action chain methods are used by advanced scripts where we need to drag an element, click an element, double click, etc. 
This article revolves around key_up method on Action Chains in Python Selenium. key_up method is used to release a pressed key using key_down method. 
 

Syntax –  

key_up(value, element=None)

Args –  

  • value: The modifier key to send. Values are defined in Keys class.
  • element: The element to send keys. If None, sends a key to current focused element.

Example – 
One can use key_up method as an Action chain as below. This example clicks Ctrl+C after opening the webpage and key_up method releases the pressed key later. 
 

ActionChains(driver).key_down(Keys.CONTROL).send_keys('c').key_up(Keys.CONTROL).perform()

 



How to use key_up Action Chain method in Selenium Python ?

To demonstrate, key_up method of Action Chains in Selenium Python. Let’ s visit https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/ and press ctrl+f to open search bar.
Program – 

Python3




# import webdriver
from selenium import webdriver
 
# import Action chains
from selenium.webdriver.common.action_chains import ActionChains
 
# import KEYS
from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys
 
# create webdriver object
driver = webdriver.Firefox()
 
# get geeksforgeeks.org
 
# create action chain object
action = ActionChains(driver)
 
# perform the operation
action.key_down(Keys.CONTROL).send_keys('F').key_up(Keys.CONTROL).perform()

Output – 
 

action-chain-method-Selelnium-python

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