Keys to use in "User presses a key" trigger


I want to create a quiz were the user shall press a key on the keyboard.

The use should press CTRL only. When i try to add the key to the trigger it force me to use the key together with another key, example "CRTL + T".

Is it any way i can get around this? 

The same with the Windows and ALT key



7 Replies
Amy Vaquera

I know this thread is over 3 years old but I just wanted to correct your statement "Ctrl should always be used in combination with another key". In fact, Ctrl could be used in combination with a mouse click to select multiple cells/items/etc. that are not sequential. And for sequential items, Shift should also be able to be used with a mouse click.

I'm using Storyline 2 and not being able to press Control as a standalone still exists. Perhaps the key+click is too complicated to build as a trigger but as a developer of online learning for software applications, this lack of an option is truly frustrating. :(

I will add that I'm not sure if Storyline 3 or 360 includes this ability.

Alyssa Gomez

Hi Amy! Thanks for giving us more insight on how you would use the control key in triggers. In Storyline 3 and Storyline 360, you can use the control key in a trigger in combination with another key (i.e. Ctrl + A). But based on your explanation, I can see how pressing only the control key or Ctrl + click would be helpful in your course. I'll definitely share all of this with my team--thanks for letting us know what you'd like to see!

Michael Anderson

Tahir, test this out to see if it works for you:

It may not work properly in some older browsers. I've attached the project file here. The keypress is only registered when the user lets go of the key, so we know that no other keys were pressed in conjunction with the CTRL or ALT keys.

Tim Ivanic

Is there any update on this? Using Storyline 3, nothing seems to have changed, but as I do a number of courses with software simulations in try mode, users need to be able to "just" click the Ctrl key or move items while holding the Ctrl key and if SL is not able to translate this into a "submit interaction" trigger, I need a quick workaround.