key-press triggers

I am working on a simulation that requires multiple user key-presses for a trigger. For example: Ctrl ALT F B

In the trigger editor I can select Ctrl ALT and one character. Is there any way to have storyline recognise the entire sequence. If I take the Ctrl Alt out I still get just one character or key press. 

Any help here would be much appriciated.



2 Replies
Maria Costa-Stienstra

Hi, Mark, and welcome to E-Learning Heroes! ✨

I'm excited to see what other community members might suggest to help you achieve what you're trying to do. 

My initial thought would be to create a variable that turns True once the user presses Ctrl+Alt+F, and then another trigger would call for the user pressing Ctrl+Alt+B, but only if the variable is True (which means they would have pressed Ctrl+Alt+F+B). This solution needs the user to press the keys in a specific other, so you would need to include instructions.

I've also seen other members using on-screen keyboards where the users would need to click the keys instead of pressing them. 

Good luck, and I look forward to seeing other ideas!

Glenda DeHoff

Thank you Maria! I was stumped on how I could validate a series of key presses til I found your post. The variable idea worked perfectly! I added a screenshot of my triggers in case someone would need an example.

Adding a string or an array to the variable types that Storyline offers would be a great new option! Thanks, again.