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Jeremy Heersink

Here's a possible other way to do this without adding additional layers.

1. Add a 1 second silent audio file.

2. Set trigger to play audio on timeline start

3. Set trigger to add 1 to variable when media completes.

4. Set trigger to play media with media completes.

It's not fancy, but it counts up.  You could then do some work with that variable to figure out how many seconds, minutes, etc if you wanted to.

Gerry Wasiluk

Jeremy Heersink said:

Here's a possible other way to do this without adding additional layers.

1. Add a 1 second silent audio file.

2. Set trigger to play audio on timeline start

3. Set trigger to add 1 to variable when media completes.

4. Set trigger to play media with media completes.

It's not fancy, but it counts up.  You could then do some work with that variable to figure out how many seconds, minutes, etc if you wanted to.

Clever and simple.  THANKS!  Nice work. 
Zak Robinson

So I thought I'd help out and deposit this layer free timer. I stole Jeremy's brilliant media idea and made it work.

The issue I was having is that you can't have a layer based timer on a slide that has more than one scrolling panel, since the panels are unable to be hidden, except by using layers. So if i wanted to use tabs (which i do) to switch between scrolling panels, I couldn't use the scrolling widget because the top layer is ALWAYS visible, so the widget underneath was covered up. 

So here's a layer free version of a timer. Go into the variables and set minuteInitial + second1Initial + second2Initial to what you want displayed at the start.

Feel free to drop some knowledge on me if there's a better way to do it!