Back (custom) button reloading same slide

Aug 25, 2020

Hi everyone,

I am not sure why, but the custom button I have created just reloads the same slide (in a few cases, mostly it works perfectly fine). When I copy and paste the problematic slide with the non functioning button to a new project, everything works smoothly again. Any suggestions? I have also tried to add the direct link to the previous slide in the trigger, rather than leaving the generic "previous slide" but it didn't help. 

Thanks in advance for your feedback!


12 Replies
Jonathan Huguenin

Hello Lucia,

My English is not very good but I will do my best.

Have you checked in your triggers that the problem does not come from the slide that is chosen (if you copy/paste the slide, maybe it refers to the wrong one or no slide is chosen in the trigger)?

If you want, you can share the Storyline file to check what could be the cause.

Have a nice day

Sam Hill

Hi Lucia, the back button works like a browser history back button, and you
can sometimes get stuck in a loop using it. With the projects we build we
hard code the navigation of the back button to the slide prior to the
current slide. This way we can always be sure the user will navigate to the
prior slide in the project, rather than the slide in the browser history.
It sounds like you are using the "Previous slide" navigation, which can
cause sometimes confusing behaviour.

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Lucia,

You mention adding the specific slide to the trigger vs. leaving 'Previous slide' as the target and this is the same as 'hard coding' or programming it to a specific slide.

That being said, it sounds like that solution may not work for you as you've mentioned trying it out.

With your permission, I'd like to take a look at your project file (just let me know what slide to focus on) to investigate what's happening. You can share it publicly here, or send it to me privately by uploading it here. I'll delete it when I'm done troubleshooting.

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