Restart Button in Timeline - Doesn't always work

In Storyline 2, I am finding, that if a slide has multiple layers or any kind of clickable action (i.e. submit button, reveal button, layer button, alter state of button, etc.), the replay button does not do anything.

Is this just easily fixed by selecting a certain option that I am overlooking?

Thank you.

5 Replies
Alyssa Gomez

Hi there Steven,

Thanks for reaching out! Is your slide set to "When revisiting: Automatically Decide"? If so and the slide contains any interactive elements, such as buttons or any other object that includes a visited or selected state, Storyline resumes at the slide’s current state if users view the slide more than once. Instead, you'll want to use the setting "Reset to Initial State". This means every time users view the slide, it will restart at the beginning of the slide’s timeline, and any interactive objects will return to their initial states.

Give that a try, and let me know if it works!

Crystal Horn

Hi there, Steven!  Regarding clicking refresh to replay the slide:  the rewind button on the seekbar will play the timeline of the slide over if you have your slide properties set to reset to initial state.  

Reset to initial state will not change the value of your variable.  So if you have a trigger (e.g. change the state of the Next button to disabled when the timelines starts if variable = x), that trigger will fire again when revisiting the slide, and the variable will be respected.  That's the great thing about variables- they keep their place throughout the course until changed by a trigger!