Trigger: mouse over versus click
Mar 06, 2020
I have a situation where I'm using a bunch of smallish buttons on a slide as a navigable menu (see attached gif). As there are twelve of these buttons, they can't be very big - which means that I needed to make an additional plan to let the user know what content is accessed through each button (there isn't enough space to put a full text description on the buttons themselves).
My idea was therefore to use two different triggers on each button: mouse over to get a pop-up caption per button that gives a fuller description, and click to actually access that content.
However, it now appears as though the two buttons are getting in each other's way. Specifically, the mouse over trigger prevents the user from clicking the button (the mouse cursor doesn't change to a hand). If I remove that trigger (or add a hotspot over the button), the button then becomes clickable, but then no explanatory caption appears anymore.
I guess the conflict lies in the fact that you can't click a button without hovering your mouse cursor over it first, hence activating both triggers, but is there a way to get a happy harmony between the two?