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press(selector, key[, options])

warning

Use locator-based locator.press() instead.

Focuses the element, and then uses keyboard.down(key) and keyboard.up(key).

A superset of the key values can be found here.

Following modification shortcuts are also supported: Shift, Control, Alt, Meta, ShiftLeft.

Holding down Shift will type the text that corresponds to the key in the upper case.

If key is a single character, it is case-sensitive, so the values a and A will generate different respective texts.

Shortcuts such as key: "Control+o" or key: "Control+Shift+T" are supported as well. When specified with the modifier, modifier is pressed and being held while the subsequent key is being pressed.

ParameterTypeDefaultDescription
selector
string''A selector to search for an element. If there are multiple elements satisfying the selector, the first will be used.
key
string''Name of the key to press or a character to generate, such as ArrowLeft or a. A superset of the key values can be found here.
options
objectnull

Example

import { chromium } from 'k6/experimental/browser';
export default async function () {
const browser = chromium.launch();
const page = browser.newPage();
await page.goto('https://test.k6.io/browser.php');
page.press('#text1', 'Tab');
}