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karen forkish

Hi Wendy,

Thanks so much for your reply. I like the way that the Next button looks disabled when using a trigger to set the Next button to disabled when the timeline starts.

I was hoping that the Next button would look also look disabled when using restricted navigation, but from what I've seen so far the Next button looks normal, even though it is restricted. Did I miss something setting this up?

Thanks for your help.




Wendy Farmer

Hi Karen

no you haven't missed anything.

A restricted menu means even if the Next button is enabled the user won't be able to click on it to advance until the timeline completes.  Frustrates some users who try and click ahead which is why I set the Next button to disabled if using restricted.

But you are right, would make a great feature request to have them linked or at least the option to/not to automaticaly make the next button disabled .


Christie Pollick

Hi, Karen -- Just to follow up in case anyone else comes across this thread seeking assistance, here is a great article on How to Temporarily Disable or Hide Navigation Buttons for those who would like to check it out! And thanks in advance for sharing your input via the Feature Request form Wendy provided; always appreciated! :)

karen forkish

Hi Christie,

Thank you for the link, much appreciated!

One followup question... when I have imported media that completes at the end of the timeline, does it matter whether I use the "Media completes" or "When the timeline ends" to indicate when a trigger should occur? Is one more reliable than the other?

Thanks again,



Christie Pollick

Hi, Karen -- Thanks for your follow up question, you may want to take a look at the information shared by Michael Hinze over here. 

He noted, "Here are two options to show  the Continue button; one when the timeline ends and the second when the media (audio) completes. I left the seekbar visible, so that you can see the slight difference between both options."

Hope that helps! :)

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi all,

Great news!  We just released another update for Articulate 360, and included a few important fixes and new features that you'll see in the release notes here.  

The item you may be interested in is how when you restrict or lock navigation, you can now choose whether it impacts just the course menu or also disables the Previous and Next buttons. And you can use triggers to override restricted navigation for individual slides.

Just launch the Articulate 360 desktop app on your computer and click the Update button. Details here.

Please let us know if you have any questions, either here or by reaching out to our Support Engineers directly.