Scroll Element into View with Selenium

Is there any way in either Selenium 1.x or 2.x to scroll the browser window so that a particular element identified by an XPath is in view of the browser? There is a focus method in Selenium, but it does not seem to physically scroll the view in FireFox. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to do this?

The reason I need this is I’m testing the click of an element on the page. Unfortunately the event doesn’t seem to work unless the element is visible. I don’t have control of the code that fires when the element is clicked, so I can’t debug or make modifications to it, so, easiest solution is to scroll the item into view.

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Have tried many things with respect to scroll, but the below code has provided better results.

This will scroll until the element is in view:

WebElement element = driver.findElement("id_of_element"));
((JavascriptExecutor) driver).executeScript("arguments[0].scrollIntoView(true);", element);

//do anything you want with the element

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