Tabing through input fields - yellow box

I have a number of input fields that the user presses tab to jump to the next input field -  similar to how you might tab from field to field when logging in to something.  However, when Tab is pressed a yellow outline box fills the slide area or other UI items if i just keep clicking Tab.

I know this was a Flash functionality w/ the Tab key, but is there a way to disable it in SL?

thx

23 Replies
Nancy Woinoski

Hi Bill,  there is a setting that controls this. Right Click on the object and select the Size and Position option. Check the Alt Text to see if the "Object is visible to accessibility tools" is enabled. If it is you will get this yellow box when using the Tab. If this is not selected and you are still getting the yellow box, it is a bug.

Bill Harnage

Bruce Graham said:

Bill

Are you using the release version, or an earlier (trial/beta) build?

This sounds like the "Scary omnipresent yellow box of accessibility" bug that was sorted a few days before release.

Bruce


Hey Bruce,

Yeah, I'm still on RC9 and yes that's exactly what it is.. Just didn't remember that's what it was for.

Bill Harnage

Nancy Woinoski said:

Hi Bill,  there is a setting that controls this. Right Click on the object and select the Size and Position option. Check the Alt Text to see if the "Object is visible to accessibility tools" is enabled. If it is you will get this yellow box when using the Tab. If this is not selected and you are still getting the yellow box, it is a bug.


Hi Nancy,

Though i'm still on RC9, when I would tab to the next text field the entire slide would highlight yellow as opposed to the text field itself.

vero om

Hi, I have this problem, I have a number of input fields that the user presses tab to jump to the next input field, however, when Tab is pressed a yellow outline box appears and it is so inconvinient, Is there any way to disable this yellow box for the entire scene(menus, volume, menu items), please it is really important.

I am using the storyline version 0812.

Vero

Peter Anderson

Hi Vero, 

Thanks for clarifying. Currently, the only workaround is to place one or more objects off-slide so that the accessibility box goes there first. Please feel free to fill out a feature request form to let our developers know it's important to you to have the ability to remove it from all slide and player elements. Thanks!

Justin Grenier

Good Afternoon, Angie.

Bill's work-around may not always work, but what happens if you place your off-slide object off of the top-left corner of the slide, on the off chance that accessibility begins from top-left to bottom-right?  You could also try making it an actionable object (such as a button) to see if that helps at all.  Thanks!

Crystal Horn

Hello Ravindra!  What is going on, exactly?  Are you noticing the yellow highlight box on your slide when it shouldn't be there?  This article describes how to control that accessibility feature of tabbing through a course.  I hope that starts you off in the right direction... if not, let us know!

Keithia Kirkaldy

Hello I have a similar issue.  I have a slide with several layers.  i put a button off screen in the top left corner and that worked for the base layer and the first 2 layers, but when I hit the 3rd one it starts displaying the yellow box on the player items.  Any suggestions?  

Leslie McKerchie

Hello Keithia and thank you for sharing your sample slide so that I could take a look. I was able to see the issue you were reporting as well, but I had difficulty getting past Type in your file as well - the project kept toggling between type and diagnosis and I could not put my finger on that one.

At any rate, I do believe the issue you were seeing is due to the fact that the tab order is based on the base slide. To get around this, I moved your layers to slides and it seems to be working perfectly.

On another note, you brought back flashbacks to my IDX/GE Health days :)

Your updated file is attached.