my custom pause button functionality is broken
Feb 06, 2014
Through building in a custom navigation for several courses I have worked on, I discovered that if I use a custom made pause button that calls to a layer that will pause the base timeline as demonstrated here:
...the pause function on that layer will break if I leave the page paused when I navigate off the page before returning to it. The pause button will not pause the timeline upon my return, BUT it will still show the working play button when selected - meaning that the pause layer is still showing properly when selected. SIDE NOTE: I include nothing but a play button on my pause layers, that takes the place of my pause button, and hides the layer when selected (In addition to this, I have no other layer properties selected on this layer.)
Because of this issue, I have been adding an additional trigger to each of my custom back and next buttons that hides the pause layer before moving to the next (or previous) page, which fixes the issue as long as this trigger is fired before leaving the page. This worked perfectly fine for me until I tried to introduce a custom replay button to my course as well as leverage the built in menu tab in the Storyline player.
(to better clarify: my replay button is a custom button that just sends the user to a blank page that has nothing on it except for a trigger that returns the user to the previous page upon start of the timeline. The button is seated on the master slide so that it is present on every page.)
So my current issue now, is that my back and next buttons do not break my pause layers, but if I navigate off the page using my replay button or the menu while the page is paused, it is broken the same way upon my return.
To better illustrate what I am talking about I have included a demo story file that showcases how the pause layers break (see attached).
I have also tried adding the pause layer function to the master slide to possibly fix this issue, but it occurs with that setup as well. At the same time, moving my replay button to each individual slide while adding in the hide pause layer trigger, would of course fix its involvement in this issue, -but that still leaves the built in menu as our problem starter.
Has anyone experienced this issue?
Or better yet, does anyone have a solid solution for resolving it?
Any insight or help would be greatly appreciated since I am working in a time-frame and fear that this may be a legitimate issue with storyline that needs to be reported.
thank you in advance.