reset_actions method – Action Chains in Selenium Python

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 reset_actions method on Action Chains in Python Selenium. reset_actions method clears actions that are already stored locally and on the remote end. It is one of most used methods, since after some operation, action instance needs to be reset to perform next operation.

Syntax –

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<input type ="text" name ="passwd" id ="passwd-id" />

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To find an element one needs to use one of the locating strategies, For example,

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element = driver.find_element_by_id("passwd-id")
another_element = driver.find_element_by_name("passwd")

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Now one can use reset_actions method as an Action chain as below –



action.click(on_element = element)
action.reset_actions()
action.click(on_element = another_element)

How to use reset_actions Action Chain method in Selenium Python ?

To demonstrate, reset_actions method of Action Chains in Selenium Python. Let’ s visit https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/ and operate on an element.

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# import webdriver
from selenium import webdriver
  
# import Action chains 
from selenium.webdriver.common.action_chains import ActionChains
  
# create webdriver object
driver = webdriver.Firefox()
  
# get geeksforgeeks.org
  
# get element 
element = driver.find_element_by_link_text("Courses")
  
# create action chain object
action = ActionChains(driver)
  
# click the item
action.click(on_element = element)
  
# perform the operation
action.perform()
  
# get another element 
another_element = driver.find_element_by_link_text("Courses")
  
# reset the action
action.reset_actions()
  
# click the item
action.click(on_element = another_element)
  
# perform the operation
action.perform()

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Output –
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