Restart a screen timeline

Feb 24, 2015

I have a Storyline 2 course with a fully customised skin. I'm not using the Storyline skin.

I have a Replay icon on each screen. Is there anyway to replay a screen when the icon is selected? I want to be able to restart the timeline when on a screen? There is no trigger to restart timeline that I can see.

On most screens where there are no interactions, I have just applied a jump to same slide when the Replay icon is selected and this works fine. However, for screens with clickable areas that go to another slide or shows layers, this approach does not work.

Need help!


21 Replies
Daniel Brigham

Alexandra: I work at company that uses a Replay button, basically we override the Submit button and connect to a "dummy" scene that has a "go to previous slide" trigger on it. This works well when you want the learner to replay the base layer of a slide. Gets trickier if you want to replay layers, though. Javascript, maybe. Steve Flowers, THE superhero might have some ideas.  

Alexandra McCormick

Thanks everyone for help. I will have to try the opening a blank layer to see what happens. The trouble with this module is there are multiple layers on most slides, each with their own audio.

For most screens when you select the replay button I set it to jump to the same screen and it works fine. It's just 'hub' type pages that are the issue.

I did get some help where using variables worked with these 'hub' pages. It was very long winded, but it worked.


Silvia Philbrick

Hi all!

I am trying to keep all my "standard" buttons on a Master slide and used the workaround in this discussion for the Replay button. I created a dummy slide with the trigger "jump to previous slide when timeline starts", and it works perfectly, except that there is a visible jump or flash when I press replay, whether the dummy slide is completely blank or has the same background as the other slides.

Has anyone else had this issue? Should I be using a trigger condition other than "when timeline starts"?

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Silvia!

We do have a similar issue reported for HTML5 output, which is what displays in the preview of Storyline 3 and/or Storyline 360. Are you using one of these software versions?

I'll add this thread to the report so that we can track user impact as well as update you here when we can.

If you have a .story file to share for our team and testing, please feel free to share.

Silvia Philbrick

So I think I fixed my problem; I have a .25 second fade transition between slides, so it would always "transition" to and from the replay slide even if it was empty. The jump problem was due to not having removed the player buttons from the slide. And the "flash" was the fading to and from a white screen. I solved it by inserting the same background master as the rest of the project. That's kind of a cheat and wouldn't work maybe for other situations, but as my project mostly has the same background it will work for now.


Crystal Horn

Hey folks! I'm happy to let you know that we just released Update 12 for Storyline 360, and you can check out the new features and fixes here!

Specifically included in this version is a fix to address the issue where the HTML5 output would sometimes flicker when navigating between slides. Simply update Storyline to the latest version and republish your project to see the fix. Here's how updating Storyline 360 works.

I'm happy to hear how you make out!

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