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Rahul Jain

Hi Harri,

The problem is that I have several slides where each layer has different pieces of audio. For example, there is a slide which has a voice attached to the base layer. On interacting with a button, this voice is stopped and we jump to another layer where there is another voice which starts playing. What now happens is that when the user uses the seekbar to jump to the beginning of the slide (without using the reload button) you can hear overlapping noises. An edge case, but I would like to eliminate it. Hence, the need for disabling seeking (on these slides).

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Rahul, 

It looks like Harri and Jill are helping you out here, but if you're able to share your .story file here with us it may help clarify how you'd like to set it up and come up with some ideas for you.  

In the meantime, here are some other threads/thoughts for you:

Disable seeking within slide properties 

Thread on stopping audio as you move through layers

Harri C

Hi Rahul,

If you change the settings on your layers (little cog icon)  to 'allow seeking' this should resolve the issue. This will mean that a new seekbar appears on the layer and the user can only move that back and forth. If they then close the layer they will have access to the original timeline and the audio. 

Hope this helps

Harri C

Hi Rahul,

Maybe I misunderstood the use of the layer. I thought the layer existed as a lightbox to display additional information and that the user would be able to close the lightbox. If that is the case then the learner would expect reload to only reload that layer content.

If this is not the case, could you explain how the content on the layer is meant to be displayed - maybe you don't need a layer at all, just some audio triggers on the base layer.  

Ashley Terwilliger

The layer and the lightbox offer two different types of functionality. The layer exists within a particular slide, and is used to display additional content within that slide, whereas the lightbox is actually a separate slide that you can display on top of a slide. 

Using the seeking on the slide layer will control that layer itself, and will function as described here: 

  • Allow seeking: If your slide's player controls include a seekbar, you can set this selector to Yes if you want to make the seekbar active on your slide layer. This is handy if the layer contains video, animations, or audio that you want learners to be able to pause, rewind, or fast-forward. If you leave the option set to Automatically Decide, Storyline will allow seeking on the layer if you've marked any of the following options: Hide objects on base layer, Prevent the user from clicking on the base layer, or Pause timeline of base layer.