Key press trigger


I am trying to set up a Trigger that allows for users, should they so wish, to press either the right or left arrows on the keyboard while watching a 360 course, and have it navigate between slides, image of trigger below. I'm setting it in the Slide Master to avoid slide-by-slide entry.

Problem is, it does not seem to work.

Could someone please check this for me, and confirm if this is a bug or not?


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Crystal Horn

Hi guys!  We just released another update for Articulate 360, and included a few important fixes and new features that you'll see in the release notes here.

We fixed some triggers that didn't always work correctly in HTML5 output, including triggers that execute when clicking outside an object, key-press triggers, and conditions that compare two numbers.

Just launch the Articulate 360 desktop app on your computer and click the Update button for each application.

Let me know if you have any questions, or feel free to reach out to our support team!

Crystal Horn

Hey everybody. I'm excited to let you know that we just released update 3 for Storyline 3! It includes new features and fixes - check them all out here.

One of the fixes addresses an issue where the trigger "when user presses a key" was not functioning unless you pressed the Tab key first.

Here’s where you can download and install the latest version of Storyline 3. Let me know how you make out!

Benedict Manuel Barbieto

Hi guys, I need help, I cant seem to get my key press trigger to work :(.  i am talking about Scene 1 Activity, When i go to  preview mode, the click trigger works to click a letter and it change state to disabled. But the key press trigger is not working. But if i click replay, it works!


I need help please.

Crystal Horn

Hi there, Benedict.  No sad faces.  ☺️

I noticed in Preview that pressing the letter key wasn't working unless I tabbed to the letter key on the slide.  When I looked at the triggers, they were set up so that the "Object" option was specific to each letter.  That means that the focus has to be on the letter for the trigger to work. In other words, I have to tab to that letter, and then press the letter key.

Try changing the Object field to the slide.  The focus is already on the slide, so pressing the letter keys should allow the triggers to fire.  You'll have to change any triggers associated with pressing the letter keys.

Let me know how that works for you!