A few questions: Classic vs. Modern player

Jan 16, 2020

We have a client that wants a consistent look across all devices. If we select  the Classic wrapper, it converts to the Modern player look
when it displays on a smaller device (i.e. cell phone).
The main reasoning for this to be consistent is to have a slide that has custom navigation text/icons to show the end user no matter what device they are viewing from.

We switched to test out the Modern player and there were a few things that were different that couldn't be changed in the preferences.

Here are my questions:

1) The GLOSSARY functionality in the Classic player vs. Modern player are slightly different.
When setting up the glossary section in the Modern player the "Term" is at the top and the "Definition" is just below it.
When published it shows the "Definition" directly under the "Term" already expanded with a scroll to the next term.
Is there a way to make this function like the Classic player Glossary menu where the Term is clicked and the definition appears in its own area under the term scroll area?

2) In the Modern player under MENU the search is at the top, Is there a way to move this to the bottom?

3) Is there a way to adjust the color/graphic for the icons (for next and previous) in the Modern player?


Thanks in advance.



1 Reply
Lauren Connelly

Hi Eric!

As of now, there isn't a way to customize the player using both the Modern and Classic Players. You can find more information about customizing each specific player here.

In short, the search bar, glossary, and navigation buttons are custom elements for each Player. There isn't a way to take a search bar from the Classic Player and move it to the Modern Player. The navigation buttons change depending on the Light and Dark theme but the colors aren't customizable.

As always, our community is filled with brilliant minds who can create workarounds for anything! I hope they can share insight on creating a custom player using features from the Modern and Classic Player.

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