Disabled and Visited States

Jan 10, 2017

Hi there, 

I am having an issue with some of my buttons. I would like the buttons to be disabled until the timeline on the slide ends. After the timeline ends and I click on a button, go to another slide and go back to the slide with the original buttons, the visited state is not showing up. I've tried adding a trigger for this as well and it still doesn't work. The visited state works just fine if the initial state is Normal instead of Disabled.

Does anyone have any advice?

I have attached the story line file I am working on. 

6 Replies
Joanna  Kirby

Thanks for responding Alyssa!

When I do that, it goes back to the disabled state until the timeline finishes again. I would like to be able to go back to the same slide and see the visited state. I have attached a snippet of the example. On slide 1.2 it is in the original disabled state. When you click on a button and return to the page, it goes to the disabled state again. On slide 1.10, I set the initial state as normal and when you return to a slide after clicking on it, it turns to the visited state of gray. Is there a way to do this on slide 1.2 but still have the initial state be disabled?


Alyssa Gomez

Hi there Joanna! Thank you for that clarification and for the updated file. Now I understand what you're looking to do. It sounds like you'll need to use a combination of variables and triggers to achieve this, so I'll leave it to the community members to provide some insight on your custom design. Hopefully someone who has used a similar set-up can share the method they used!

Wendy Farmer

Hi Joanna

see attached your updated file.

  • I created four T/F variables one for each of the buttons
  • I duplicated the visited state and called it 'completed' and used that in triggers.
  • I also updated the trigger to be 'when timeline starts' not when the states are 'visited'

Hope this helps - shout out if you need more explanation.

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