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How do I programmatically click on an element in JavaScript?

In IE, I can just call from JavaScript – how do I accomplish the same task in Firefox? Ideally I’d like to have some JavaScript that would work equally well cross-browser, but if necessary I’ll have different per-browser JavaScript for this.



The document.createEvent documentation says that “The createEvent method is deprecated. Use event constructors instead.

So you should use this method instead:

var clickEvent = new MouseEvent("click", {
    "view": window,
    "bubbles": true,
    "cancelable": false

and fire it on an element like this:


as shown here.

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