ARROW_DOWN does not work


within a dropdown list object, as the values of the list are not recognized, I am trying to select the value through key events.

I was able to show the list of the dropdown button (with "ENTER" and "TAB" keys) but then I can't go down and select any values because the event "send keys"= "ARROW_DOWN" has no effect. Could you please tell if this a known issue or help me to use it appropriately.

Many thanks !


  • Thanks Vinh, actually I did not know that a sequence of key commands must be set in the SAME operation ("send keys"). What I had done wrong is to set several "send keys" for the same operation. So now it is OK.


    Thanks for your support
  • Where is the response from Vinh? I am having this same issue, I have used a shortcut ("f" as a string in one sendkeys) to open a dropdown, then want to use the down arrow key to highlight, then the enter key to select the option.

    "f" works, but the sendkeys of down and enter are not working

  • Answer is like this for anyone else that gets stuck:

    WebUI.sendKeys(findTestObject(null), Keys.chord('f', Keys.DOWN, Keys.ENTER))

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