Trigger off of the Middle Mouse Button/Wheel

Has anyone used Storyline to trigger an action off of a middle mouse button click or use of the mouse wheel? This may seem trivial, but the software that we train on uses the middle mouse button/wheel to perform several key actions. I've been trying to figure out if there was a way to indirectly trigger off of middle mouse-button, but nothing has come to mind yet.  Any thoughts from the caped crusaders out there?

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Andy Wood

The screen capture partially captures it.  It recognizes that it's a middle-mouse click and specifies it in the hint layer.  However, the hotspot it creates triggers off of left-mouse click.  I can be creative and work around it for now, but a middle mouse click/wheel trigger would be nice.

I suspect the formal feature request post from the Articulate staff is coming next. 

Hugh Gardner

Speaking as an avid video gamer, when you edit key binding in games you can usually select Mouse1, Mouse2, etc.  Now while I would understand a reluctance of the programmers to allow mouse 1 or mouse 2 to be changed and used in triggers with User Presses a Key, mouse 3 should be something that could be added (you mentioned you were considering a feature request).  You will have some folks without a middle mouse button, but you could add in another trigger to back it up.  

Leslie McKerchie

 Hello Heather and welcome to E-Learning Heroes :)

I wanted to share some information about how we manage these feature requests that we receive. I did a quick search and I do see a few similar requests, so I'm going to gather all these together.

Can you tell me a bit more about the issue you're running into with the scrolling panel? I'd be happy to help you out.

Andy Wood


Some of the training we develop covers tasks performed in software where
using the middle-mouse button click (or using the scroll wheel) are an
important action the user takes. As best as I can tell, there is no way
to capture that action in Storyline. If we had the ability to
incorporate a trigger in Storyline off of either of those actions, it
would allow us to better train users on how to perform certain
functions. Even if we just had the middle-mouse button trigger, I think
we could come up with a workaround for the scroll wheel (or vice versa).

Does that explanation make sense?


Tiffany-lee Jopson

Hi, just wondering if this feature has been created yet? As someone who creates IT training I use the screen recording conversion but not having a mouse scroll option to play media really doesn't allow the learner for the best learning outcome as the behaviour of scrolling the mouse isn't connected to the media playing :(