Keyboard shortcut for 'pause' function in player

Apr 17, 2013

I'd like to assign a keyboard shortcut to the 'pause' player function. So, for example, a learner can pause a slide by pressing alt+p...any ideas? Is there any way to do this?

7 Replies
Christine Hendrickson

Hi Meg!

How about the spacebar and a layer? The spacebar is pretty popular for pausing videos, etc., so users may already be aware of using this key. 

To set this up, you could create a new layer on your slide and maybe even add a notice or text box that states the course has been paused. Add a trigger that shows the pause layer when the user presses the spacebar. Then, add a trigger to the pause layer that hides the layer when the user presses the spacebar. This way the user can toggle between the slide and the layer using the same key. 

In order for this to work, you'll also want to select the option to "Pause the timeline of the base layer" in the layer properties.

Tell me what you think and let me know if you have any questions!



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