How to disable hover states, and best way to keep users moving linearly

Good morning. I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving.

I'm trying to use the built-in states for hover and visited for a menu slide, but I'd  like to disable these states until they finish each previous section. It seems that those states are enabled by default. It seems like I need a trigger that will save change state to hover (and let the button be clickable) only if they visited X slide.

For the button to be accessible, does this make sense? I add a variable to the jump to trigger like this: Jump to slide 2.3 when user clicks Button 5  if Button Intro equals to visited. Do you see any problems with this?

Also, I thought that buttons they can't click on yet (out of sequence) shouldn't have the hover state yet, but I can't figure out how to disable it.

Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks!

11 Replies
Walt Hamilton

My thoughts:

I think you can disable a button (by setting its state to disable or hidden), and you can reverse that condition, but I don't think you can selectively disable one of the built-in states.

It seems to me that there is a reasonable large cohort of people that are not happy with the way the built-in states of normal, selected, visited and hover interact. Specifically, once a state turns to hover, there is no indication of whether the object has already been visited or selected.

I have found that if you use a button to branch to another section of the project which contains a large number of slides, or another branching option, the visited state is not consistently reliable.

Cheryl Hoover

Thank you both for your thoughts. I really appreciate it.

I removed the hover and visited states. I created a complete state and used a true/false variable to get it to change states. That's working fine. I'm not going to worry about hover for now.

I tested one button with Disabled with this trigger: Change state of Button 5 to Disabled when the timeline starts if Introcomplete (variable) is False (which is its initial variable setup). That is working, it appears. Then I created a second trigger: Change state of Button 5 to Normal when the timeline starts if Introcomplete is True. I ran through the slides that would trigger the variable to change to True, and that's not working. Any thoughts on how to work with the Disabled state are very much appreciated. Tks!