Hotspot hover over not working

Dec 22, 2014

Hi All, 

Can anyone shed any light on an issue that I'm having....

I want a layer to be shown when hovering over a hotspot on the main slide. 

I have set this up but when I hover over the hotspot nothing happens. If I change the condition to 'user clicks' rather than 'hover mouse over' then the hotspot works as intended. 

Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong?



21 Replies
Brad Kutmas

There seems to be an issue with using hotspots for mouse over objects to appear. I've tried using layers and states for making objects appear on mouse over using hotspots. In articulate 1, this wasn't an issue. Now when I use a shape or marker instead of a hotspot, it works great. I think someone in development should look into this, as it is causing problems on some of my quizes that were converted to Articulate 2. 

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Brad,

Thanks for sharing the .story and .mov file here. I see what you're saying in regards to lots of hovering back and forth and it no longer showing the layer. Instead of using it as a hotspot question did you look at instead as a pick one? I also saw you  had triggers for the submit to occur on click of the marker and the submit button, wasn't sure if that was intentional or not. 

Brad Kutmas

Hi Ashley,

Yes, I meant to have submit interaction on mouse click and just noticed that I forgot to remove the submit button before I read your post, thank you for the heads up though.

I haven't explored the free-form quiz slides, but I'll take a look at it. Can the shapes be markers in that style of quiz? I like using the markers because they glow and are hard to miss.

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