Hover state - Unwanted Flashing

Jun 10, 2014

When I create a standard button (not radio or Check box) I always get an unwanted flashing when I test the hover state. This happens whether I put an icon or text in it or not. If I make it square, or rounded oval it does not matter.
This seems like a significant Bug to me.
The only solution I have found is to create my desired "states" in Photoshop and use "picture" as the fill for each state.
Unfortunately this prohibits the ability to add any of the icon art to a button.  

I see several responses to this topic but none seem applicable.

7 Replies
Brian Higgins

I will create a small test file in a moment and add it because technically I am prevented from posting anything proprietary. But first I have to admit I am a bit confused about your suggestion.
When I create a button, StoryLine always generates 5 states: Normal, Hover, Down, Visited and Disabled. So I assume you are suggesting that I add a sixth state called Down/Press? What would enable it's visability?

Brian Higgins

I have stripped the weird button out of the course I was working on and attached it as a single page course. I still do not know why it is acting so weird.
I should also add that after removing all of the content and master layouts from my course, I was finally able to create a normal button.
So my conclusion is that there is something in the original course that is causing the button to behave that way.

Brian Higgins

Anyone? See the attached .zip file from my previous post.
I still cannot figure out what is causing the weird flash behavior of the button.
I did experiment with formatting the button shape fill and in one case I replaced the file with a picture and the flashing went away. And in another case after messing with the Gradients in the default fill it also stopped flashing.
But I shouldn't have to do that.

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Brian,

Thanks for sharing the file here - I see the flashing behavior on your button, but not when I add a new button to your project. You mentioned you removed some elements from your file and the flashing went away? It's possible one of those elements was causing issues with the file, and you may want to review these general guidelines:

  • Work on your local drive (your C: drive).Working on a network drive or a USB drive can cause erratic behavior, includingfile corruption, loss of audio, and other unexpected behavior. 
  • You should also make sure the directory pathto your project files and your published output is less than 260 characters(for example C:\Articulate).
  • Avoid using special characters, accents orsymbols in your file names.

I also tried importing your project into a new file, and that did not resolve the behavior on your initial buttons. Could you tell us the detailed steps you have gone through to insert and update these buttons to see this behavior? 

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