21 Replies
Frank Oswald

Hi, that's strange because I have courses that are built in Studio 13 where the Play button is part of the player although the seekbar is deactivated. Using Studio 360 now I have the same problem as described above: If seekbar is deactivated the play button is not displayed anymore although the player options indicate a player button.

Pls let me know a workaround to have again the player button.

Thx and rgds,




Leslie McKerchie

Hi Frank and welcome to E-Learning Heroes :)

Looks like we have an issue reported for Studio 360 with the Play/Pause button in HTML5 output. It works as you would expect in the Flash output.

In the meantime, you could enable the seekbar, but not allow the user to seek.

I will add this thread to our internal report as we are tracking user impact and will be able to update here when applicable as well.

Curtis Wiens

Trying to research this topic. We need just the play/pause button with no seekbar on some slides. Is this possible without removing both seek and play/pause? I am sure one can do it after the fact in the CSS but this is not a good solve. Love the built in nav system and being able to customize it but the seek -play/pause should be controlled separately IMO!

Leslie McKerchie

They certainly do come as a package deal Curtis.

You can set the Seekbar to read-only, which would prevent the user from scrubbing if that's the issue:

You are welcome to share your thoughts and use-case with our team here and hopefully someone in the community will be able to chime in if they've accomplished a similar set-up.

Leslie McKerchie

Thanks for sharing your thoughts Shannon. We have a feature request for: Read-Only seekbar with restricted navigation, but to give learners the option to drag the seekbar when a slide is revisited.

That sounds similar to what you would like to see as well. I'll add this thread to the report as we track user impact and so that we can update here when we can.

Raul Flores

On Storyline 3

There is a way to hide playpause button and see seekbar only. Just by editing this file

"Whatever-Storyline output\html5\data\js\frame.js"

You should change true to false.

Hide play/pause button and show seekbar: change all "pauseplay":true to "pauseplay":false

This was tested on HTML5 output.

Have a nice day...

Katie Riggio

Hey, folks. I'm excited to let you know that update 21 for Storyline 360 is here! What's inside?

Please welcome the Conditional Seekbar in the Modern Player! You can use this new feature to prevent learners from skipping ahead until they've completed a slide. The seekbar is locked the first time learners view the slide. After that, they can drag the seekbar back and forth.

Plus many more goodies; check out all the new features and fixes here! 🎁

Here's how to update Storyline 360 to see everything the latest release has to offer. Be sure to let us know what you think!

Scott Hutchins

Hi John,

I think I was having the same question you were. I was looking for a solution where I could have the play/pause button turned on for some slides and off for other slides. I have a program that contains informational slides with video with a draw for scenario based assessment questions. We wanted the play/pause button included for the content slides that have the scrub bar enabled but for the assessment we wanted to hide the play/pause button. 

I looked here for information on this but didn't find what I was looking for. After some digging and inspecting, I found that I could control this element with a javascript trigger that contains the following:

  • To disable play/pause -

document.getElementById('play-pause').style.visibility = "hidden";

  • To enable play/pause

document.getElementById('play-pause').style.visibility = "visible";

You can place the enable trigger on the slide master to make sure that it is enabled on all slides except for the slides you want to remove it on (where you place the disable trigger). If you don't put it on the master, once the disable trigger runs, it will stay disabled. 

This works for other elements in the player including the 'reset' button. For the scrub bar, Storyline provides an out of the box solution to turn that on and off for specific slides although it may be helpful to hide the 'seek' element on individual slide layers.