How to keep timeline advancing when lightbox displayed?

I am trying to develop a educational game and have set the baselayer timeline for 5 minutes.  The learner can click on lightbox references for hints throughout the 5 minutes.  However, the timeline does not advance when the lightbox is selected.  I have tried putting the lightbox on a layer and the base layer.  I want the timeline to keep advancing during the click-and-drag activities and the lightbox hints - in other words - no matter what.  Does anyone know how to do this?




3 Replies
Alyssa Gomez

Hi there Donna!

You might have already tried this, but I wanted to double check. When you build your lightbox on a layer, be sure that Pause Timeline of Base Layer is unchecked on your slide layer properties. 

And just in case, here's a little more information about working with slide layers.

Let me know if this works for you!

Donna Rubinson

Hi Alyssa,

Thank you very much for getting back to me.  The timeline advances fine when I place my 'hint' slides as layers and create my own buttons, and yes - thanx for the reminder 'Pause timeline of base layer' option in your post - it is not checked - always good to double check.  I was hoping to somehow get the lightbox feature to work.  I tried it from both the base layer and a layer (checked the layer option, and yes the 'pause timeline' was not selected - to see if I could get the timeline to continue advancing - but cannot get that to work when using lightbox.  Perhaps that is the benefit of the lightbox - it automatically stops the timeline.  So, I will just make my own 'hint' layers to keep my timeline advancing.

Thank you!