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Sam Carter

I just found that running Google Chrome on Windows 7 the spacebar will advance a disabled NEXT every time. Still, the demo you posted does not.

We're publishing with restricted nav, seekbar is read only.  The same settings.

I'll upload the course to the private link.  Take a look. Your Articulate Case # 01119772


Alyssa Gomez

Hello, George! Thanks for confirming that.

I created a simple test file using Storyline 360 Update 20 -- you can test it by clicking here. 

We also tested the file in Chrome on Windows 7, and everything is working as expected. When we tab to the next button and press spacebar, nothing happens until the timeline ends. There isn't a way to skip the restricted navigation.

Here's a screen recording of our testing.

Can you please test this link and let me know if you're able to skip the restricted navigation?

George Lake


The space bar is mimicking the button that was pressed.  For example, if I clicked the "Submit" button previously, it will mimic the "Submit" button.  If I click on the "Open attachment button" it will open the attachment.  In my previous round of testing I must have hit the "Next" button with the mouse.  I can confirm, that if you click the next button, then use the space bar immediately after, it will skip to the next slide.  If you send me a link I can send you the course I am using.

George Lake

Sorry the first video didn't have sound for some reason.  it's working with all buttons, Prev, Next, quiz questions, even attachments.  It remembers the last button you clicked with the mouse and then mirrors it.  I've tested your version and it seems to be working fine.  I'm Also running Win 7 (enterprise) with the latest update of Chrome.

Alyssa Gomez

Hi George! 

I viewed your first video without sound, and it was tough for me to make out what was happening there. The second video didn't play for me at all. Perhaps you could use Peek to record another demo for me?

The original issue in this thread was that learners were skipping restricted navigation by tabbing to the next button and pressing Spacebar. However, it sounds like that's not what's going on in your file.

Does your file have restricted navigation?

George Lake

Sorry folks, the above video will illustrate this better, I wasn't able to get audio working with Snagit.  Peek did the job.  but to answer your question directly, yes it does allow you to skip (regardless of how you restricted the next button).  But in my case it goes beyond that.  It mimics the last button you pressed.  If you pressed the Prev button then on the next slide hit the space bar it will go back.  Here's another example, different course, different PC, different (off network) location - includes the quiz question.

Alyssa Gomez

Hi George,

No apologies necessary, and thanks for the updated video. I can clearly see that you're able to skip through slides by pressing the spacebar. 

One of the first things I noticed in your video is the environment in which you're testing. You're testing the published output locally, while the sample I sent you is hosted on a web server. That could account for some of the differences we're seeing.

In any case, I want to dive deeper into this. I'm going to send you an email requesting your file so we can take a closer look at what's going on. Keep an eye out for that message!