Showing link URL on Hover
Oct 05, 2021
Ran into a snag today with hyperlinks in Storyline. Storyline doesn't let you right click a hyperlink to copy the url and it doesn't show the URL when you hover on a link, which is a normal browser behavior. My client recently asked me to make the url show on hover for all the links in the course. I used a hover state and added a textbox with the url to the bottom left of the slide, inside the hover state, so it would be in a similar position to the default browser behavior. That worked! YAY. For a while. Then all the links with hovers suddenly stopped working. Any link with a hover url stopped being a link. It was still a link inside Storyline in the triggers list. But clicking did nothing. Hover still shows the URL though...
Removing the hover makes the link work again.
Is the url text blocking the link? 1. if it was it wouldn't have worked initially, 2. No. It's not. It's not even near it. 3. I set it to the back just in case. 4. Just tested adding a hover state with nothing in it and it broke the link. Removed the hover state and the link works again.