Seekbar refresh behavior confusing


I'm testing my course and notice inconsistent behavior with the Player Seekbar Refresh/Restart.

when Refresh/Restart is clicked,

On some slides, the timeline position moves to beginning and automatically starts playing.

On others, the timeline position moves to the beginning but does NOT automatically start playing. The play/pause button shows the pause icon, but nothing plays.

When I click pause, the pause button icon displays and the slide plays from the beginning.

I've looked at slide settings, player settings.

Any ideas what could be causing this?

1 Reply
Alyssa Gomez

Hi there Russ!

You mentioned that you checked your slide settings--what is the "When revisiting" property for each slide? 

The behavior of the Rewind button is determined by the “When revisiting” property for each slide. There are three options to choose from:

  • Automatically decide: This is the default option, and it means Articulate Storyline will decide automatically whether to rewind the slide or not. Here's the logic: If the slide contains just simple objects and audio but no interactivity, Storyline will rewind the slide to the beginning of the slide’s timeline. However, if the slide contains any interactive elements, such as buttons or any other object that includes a visited/selected state, Storyline won't rewind the slide.
  • Resume saved state: This option will always prevent the slide from rewinding.
  • Reset to initial state: This option will always force the slide to rewind.

I hope that helps clear things up!