RIght-Click option NOT working in Simulations

Aug 21, 2015

I am working on development of some system simulations and need to use the Right-click option on some slides. I have instructions to Right-click in a field and have the Trigger set to "Jump to next slide when the user right-clicks". However, when Previewing the simulation, the right-click action is not working.

At first I thought maybe it was something wrong with my mouse or system, but I had a co-worker try the same feature and he said it didn't work for him either.

I haven't tried Publishing this project yet but figured if it didn't work in Preview mode, it probably won't work when published either.

Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated!


37 Replies
Rob Swanson

There's another thread on this somewhere, but it's a bug. :(  I believe it works in HTML5 but not Flash.

What I've done to get around it is add a multiple-choice box "To exit the drawing mode you... 1. Double-Click 2. Right-Click 3. Press the Escape Key." 

That is, insert a square or rectangle for the background, insert three buttons on the background with the options, and build triggers to key "Try again" prompts.

This works for my project, since the right-click is at the end of the sequence and rather important. They don't get to right-click, but it brings more attention to what they should do. By selecting the "Right-Click" option, it performs the action.


Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Kimberly,

You may find that right-click triggers aren't currently working in Flash output.

We're investigating this issue and will post additional information here as it becomes available.

In the meantime, we recommend viewing the HTML5 version of your course if right-click triggers are required. You can force the HTML5 output to launch by default by linking directly to the story_html5.html file in your published output (rather than the story.html file).

David Demyan

Further on the bug fix for right-click. It works when produced and viewed in Internet Explorer. It does not work in Chrome 45. You get the right-click that Chrome uses instead (attachment). I don't know if there is a fix for that since Chrome will always intercept right-click actions.

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Tony,

Yes, this is only currently fixed on the base layer but the right click will still not function as expected on the individual slide layers. Our QA team is continuing to investigate that element, but I don't have a time frame to offer in regards to if and when I'd have additional information to share about a fix. 

Sue Johnson

Hi. I am having this issue in storyline2 - the most recent version that stated there had been a bug fix depoloyed.  The Right Click functionality is on the base slides and works in PREVIEW but not when published. I've gone so far as to import entire project into new project and that didn't help. And, i even uninstalled and resinstalled storyline 2 and still no good.  Any ideas? Doing software simulations really does require right click functionality to work... Thank you!!


Christie Pollick

Hi, Sue -- Thanks for reaching out with your question! Just to confirm, are you seeing the same behavior when you test your published output in the intended environment, as well? 

I also wanted to mention, you are welcome to share your file here if you would like us to do some testing on our end. Or if you need an immediate resolution, you are welcome to share your file with our Support Engineers who will be in touch via email after they have reviewed your case. :)

Christie Pollick

Hi, Sue -- Yes, if you were to upload your file here in its entirety, the community would be able to access it as well, so some people find that they prefer to remove sensitive client material and THEN share so they can receive the benefit of lots of input. 

But, if you share your file using the Support link shared previously, your case will only be accessible to Articulate staff, who always hold confidentiality in the highest regard. The choice is yours! :)

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