Improve this doc

Click a DOM element.


.click(position, options)
.click(x, y)
.click(x, y, options)


Correct Usage

cy.get('.btn').click()          // Click on button
cy.focused().click()            // Click on el with focus
cy.contains('Welcome').click()  // Click on first el containing 'Welcome'

Incorrect Usage'.btn')          // Errors, cannot be chained off 'cy'
cy.window().click()       // Errors, 'window' does not yield DOM element


position (String)

The position where the click should be issued. The center position is the default position. Valid positions are topLeft, top, topRight, left, center, right, bottomLeft, bottom, and bottomRight.


x (Number)

The distance in pixels from the element’s left to issue the click.

y (Number)

The distance in pixels from the element’s top to issue the click.

options (Object)

Pass in an options object to change the default behavior of .click().

Option Default Description
log true Displays the command in the Command log
force false Forces the action, disables waiting for actionability
multiple false Serially click multiple elements
timeout defaultCommandTimeout Time to wait for .click() to resolve before timing out


  • .click() yields the same subject it was given from the previous command.


No Args

Click a link in a nav

cy.get('.nav > a').click()


Specify a corner of the element to click

Click the top right corner of the button.



Specify explicit coordinates relative to the top left corner

The click below will be issued inside of the element (15px from the left and 40px from the top).

cy.get('#top-banner').click(15, 40)


Force a click regardless of its actionable state

Forcing a click overrides the actionable checks Cypress applies and will automatically fire the events.

cy.get('@closeBtn').click({ force: true })

Force a click with position argument

cy.get('#collapse-sidebar').click('bottomLeft', { force: true })

Force a click with relative coordinates

cy.get('#footer .next').click(5, 60, { force: true })

Click all elements with id starting with ‘btn’

By default, Cypress will error if you’re trying to click multiple elements. By passing { multiple: true } Cypress will iteratively apply the click to each element and will also log to the Command Log multiple times.

cy.get('[id^=btn]').click({ multiple: true })

Click with key combinations

The .click() command may also be fired with key modifiers in combination with the .type() command in order to simulate character sequences while clicking, such as ALT + click. In order to keep the modifier key active, {release: false} should be passed to the options of the .type() command.

The following modifiers can be combined with .click().

Sequence Notes
{alt} Activates the altKey modifier. Aliases: {option}
{ctrl} Activates the ctrlKey modifier. Aliases: {control}
{meta} Activates the metaKey modifier. Aliases: {command}, {cmd}
{shift} Activates the shiftKey modifier.

Shift click

// execute a SHIFT + click on the first <li>
// { release: false } is necessary so that
// SHIFT will not be released after the type command
cy.get('body').type('{shift}', { release: false })



The element must first reach actionability

.click() is an “action command” that follows all the rules defined here.


Focus is given to the first focusable element

For example, clicking a <span> inside of a <button> gives the focus to the button, since that’s what would happen in a real user scenario.

However, Cypress additionally handles situations where a child descendent is clicked inside of a focusable parent, but actually isn’t visually inside the parent (per the CSS Object Model). In those cases if no focusable parent is found the window is given focus instead (which matches real browser behavior).


Mousedown cancellation will not cause focus

If the mousedown event has its default action prevented (e.preventDefault()) then the element will not receive focus as per the spec.



  • .click() requires being chained off a command that yields DOM element(s).


  • .click() will automatically wait for the element to reach an actionable state.

  • .click() will automatically wait for assertions you've chained to pass.


  • .click() can time out waiting for the element to reach an actionable state.

  • .click() can time out waiting for assertions you've added to pass.

Command Log

Click the button


The commands above will display in the Command Log as:

Command log for click

When clicking on click within the command log, the console outputs the following:

console.log for click


Version Changes
3.5.0 Added sending mouseover, mousemove, mouseout, pointerdown, pointerup, and pointermove during .click()

See also