Triggers and Returning to Normal State

I am trying to create two triggers for one shape - where when the user clicks the shape the first time, it changes states to "new state" and when they click it a second time, it changes back to normal.  I've given the shape two triggers, both with conditions.  The first trigger is "change state of Rectangle 1 to New State when User Clicks Rectangle 1 with the condition that Rectangle one's state is equal to Normal." and the second trigger is "change state of Rectangle 1 to Normal when User Clicks Rectangle 1 with the condition that Rectangle 1's state is equal to New State."  However, this is not working.  The first trigger will work on its own, but as soon as I add the second trigger, nothing works.  What else do I need to do to make this work?

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Helene Caura
Ashley Terwilliger

Hi  Helene,

Thanks for sharing a copy of your .story file. I took a look in Storyline 360 and I was able to click on the objects to see the selected state. I could also click to unselect it - so that element does seem to be working correctly for me. Was there one object in question that caused you difficulty so that I could focus there? 

Ashley Terwilliger

Sorry  Helena - I thought you were having issues with the states, but it looks like Wendy has you covered here! You could also look at using the built in pick many freeform to set up this question - then you wouldn't need triggers to show the layers based on a user answering correctly or incorrectly. 

Sam Hernandez

I think I figured it out! The answer is no triggers. If you leave the button with no triggers, and only change the built-in states, it toggles on its own. My normal state is a blue button, my selected state is a grey button with text. It toggles back and forth between blue and grey each time I click it. 

Helene Caura

Hi Sam from my new computer (the other one just died 2 days ago and I am still trying to recover my files on the hard drive!). I used the by default mode first but it wasn't toggling at all. Maybe if you use buttons it does? I used shapes and added some states. It worked only after I added one trigger only to toggle states.