Disable “Skip Player Navigation” feature exploit?

Having an issue with students exploiting the use of Storyline's built-in accessibility feature to skip past Restricted playback slides by pressing the “Enter” and Spacebar” keys.

Is there a way to disable this feature?

While hopefully still using Storyline’s built in “Prev” and “Next” buttons?

Thanks in advance.


63 Replies
Darrel S

Hi Alyssa,

I am using Storyline 3. (Latest version: Update 2 Build 3.2.13213.0)

Seekbar is enabled and set to Read-Only.

Attached is a sample of the issue.

The only way I have been able to prevent the issue from occurring is to remove all seekbar and built-in Nav buttons (Prev/Next)


Bob O'Donnell

Alyssa, I had our JAWS tester check our recent course out and she said it works as programmed. Our screens are restricted and JAWS sees the Next button as disabled.

We had to add a trigger to disable the Next button so it didn't become active. Once the page content is viewed Next gets turned back on.

Melissa Morrison

When the Ecolab initial screen comes up, I click Next. Then for the Confined Space Entry slide, Father and Son slide, and Home slide I’m able to click the space bar consecutively, taking me to the quiz. I’m able to click during the audio (without it finishing) and advance. I don’t have my cursor on the Next button.

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Mirko Brandi

Dear Articulate staff,

I still have troubles with the malfunctioning signalled by Derrel, even if using the new update (update 3) of Storyline 3.
Indeed, the malfunctioning has been fixed for HTML5, but the possibility to skip restricted playback slides is still on for those browsers that use Flash.
Do you plan to fix this malfunctioning soon? Or do you intend to dismiss any Storyline compatibility with Flash?
We are actually working with Customers that use browsers with Flash for running the courses, but also need to have restricted slides.
I’m looking forward to hear from you!

Melissa Morrison

Thank you, Leslie,

We tested another course we have here. This course is not branched, so while we see some issues with skipping, not nearly as many or the same. It happens about every other slide. Can you help answer why this is? Is it different publish settings? Branching vs linear?

Leslie McKerchie

Hey Melissa,

Thanks for sharing an additional example. I'm adding this to the report as well because I am seeing the same behavior with the spacebar proceeding through the course.

I cannot speak to the 'why' since this is something we are still looking into and have not tracked the culprit down yet.