Change state of hidden object for one second?

Hi all. I have an object that's hidden on a slide (it's an arrow that points to where the user is supposed to click). I want the user to be able to press the "H" key on the keyboard for a hint, have the object appear for one second, and then go back to it's hidden state.

How do I do this? I can easily make the object appear when the user presses H, but is there something like a timer function that will hide the object after one second elapses? 

I've got it on the main layer with a trigger that Changes the state of X to Normal when the user presses the H key. I don't want to add another layer if I don't have to.

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Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Jim,

You'll have to set up some additional triggers for this connected to something else as there is no trigger function. What I did, is set up the arrow as you described, and I also added a one second audio file (of just silence). I set the audio to play when the state of the Arrow is Normal (changes when you click on H from Hidden to Normal). I also set another trigger to change the state of the Arrow to Hidden when the Media completes. 

I attached the example if that's easier to look at.