Hover Won't Restore on Mouse Leave

Apr 14, 2015

Hello!  I'm trying to build a menu that sits mostly off the page (left) until user hovers over the corner - then it reveals itself (essentially moves right, on to the page).  When I preview and hover, and then move my mouse off of the item, the menu item remains in its "hovered" state" (it stays on the page).  I have "restore on mouse leave" checked.

44 Replies
Leslie McKerchie

Thanks Jessica! I see it on your layers of slide 1.2 now as I was previously looking at the buttons. Thanks for the details and I am able to see the issue you are reporting. I will share this with our QA Team as well. In the meantime, you may need to use a 'click' trigger as opposed to hover unless others in the community have ideas for your design.

I also wanted to mention that replying to the forums via e-mail attaches your signature, but you are welcome to pop in and edit if needed.

Kaono Lindsey

I'm having the same issue. Shapes not returning to original position after moving off hover. It's a simple straight line motion path. I believe I have the latest version after my IT dept updated from the last announcement. I was given a work around by Articulate which I appreciate. But to keep things simple, I like just checking a box to get the motion path to reverse after leaving hover.

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Kaono,

I see that you were working with Miker in your case (# 00669819) , and he offered a workaround as you mentioned - but if you need additional assistance from Miker on this issue you are welcome to respond to his last email message from Oct 22. If you need it resent, please let me know and I'll have it sent along to you again. 

Greg Reed

Hello.. I'm having this same trouble. I updated to latest version yesterday. Note in the attached project that I'v arranged to have three objects change state to Hidden on mouse-hover-over the Diagnostic Quizzes menu button (a text box is also displayed in their place). I selected "Restore on mouse leave" but the objects remain hidden.

Any guidance?


Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Greg,

Thanks for sharing your file - and although you're using the hover trigger, I do think there is an easier way to do this. Since you're choosing to show a layer where those items are being "hidden" why not look at hiding them on the layer itself using the "eye" icon in the timeline. Then you can remove the triggers and it all behaves as expected. 

Ray Cole

I'm using Storyline 360 and having trouble with Restore on Mouse Leave. I've uploaded the partially-implemented interaction (just enough to show the problem).


You can use the radio buttons below the device to view it from any side. Eventually, on the right side of the screen there will be a set of questions about the device that the learner will have to answer, but I haven't implemented those yet.

Due to limited screen real estate, I had to shrink the images of the device down pretty small, making most of the writing and labels too small to read. So I'm trying to implement a feature where, if the learner hovers over the device, a panel containing closeups of all the labels associated with the current view appears on the right (over the questions when I finally get them implemented):

The radio buttons work to change the view, and the hover works to bring up the "closeup" panel, but when I move the mouse pointer off the device, the closeup panel does not restore to its initial state, even though I have marked the Restore on Mouse Leave for all associated triggers.

Am I doing something wrong, or is this still a known Storyline bug?

I've attached a *.story file that demonstrates the problem.



Wendy Farmer

Hi Ray

not sure if this helps, but I find this type of interaction can be fickle in SL so I use layers instead.

I have placed your 'closeup's' on their own layer, then set a trigger to show layer when a specific radio button is selected and the user hovers mouse over the device.

Have only coded the front view and top view - hope this helps

Ray Cole

Hi Wendy,

Thanks very much for your workaround! I would never have guessed that Restore on Mouse Leave would be able to hide a layer--I assumed (incorrectly) that it would only be able to restore a button state.

I will push ahead using your clever approach. Thank you!

Is there a place to report a bug, though, because I feel like Restore on Mouse Leave should have worked in my original implementation. I think it is a bug in Storyline that should be fixed. But where can I report a bug?



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