"Play" icon button appeared before beginning the course in Chrome

Mar 19, 2019

Many of us from eLearning industry had been facing this problem in the past that while working with Chrome:  "Play" icon button appears at the beginning of the course.

While working on any courses, if we view the course in Chrome browser a big "Play" icon button appears at the very beginning of the course. Which is not at all restricting the course, but it is annoying to the learner. Does anyone have any idea?  how to get rid from of this?

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Thanks in advance....!



7 Replies
Maria Costa-Stienstra

Hi, Elizabeth.

It also applies to text-to-speech audio: the user will also see the Play button if it's on your first slide. 

If this is your scenario, here are two workarounds:

  • Set the first slide (or the slide that comes before the one with the audio) to advance only when learners click a button or interact with it in some way.

  • Insert silent audio on the first slide to trigger the Play button. You can use Storyline's Record Mic option for this.

Let me know if this works!