How to keep timeline advancing when lightbox displayed?

Oct 31, 2016

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
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!  


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