Active Text Entry Cursor upon Timeline Start

Hi Friends!

This morning I was developing slides where I had my students click on a hotspot, which simply jumped to the next slide that contained my Text Entry box. For about 2 hours this morning, any time I would get to the particular slide with the Text Entry box, the cursor was already activated and "blinking". Then halfway through my day, I went to preview the project, and text entry box was dead, forcing me to "click twice" into the same location in order to activate the cursor. Does anyone know why the cursor in a text entry box may or may not be active when the timeline starts?

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Maria Costa-Stienstra

Hi, Andrew, and welcome to E-Learning Heroes! ✨

Thank you for reaching out!

The cursor will be active when the slide starts if it's the lowest item on the timeline:

Windows 10 (1) 2021-10-07 at 4.57.36 PM

If your design allows, and it's not currently set up that way, can you move it, so it's on the bottom of the timeline?

Screen Recording 2021-10-07 at 04.58.52 PM

Let me know if this works!