I know how to put a button on the screen that allows a learner to jump to a slide that is not immediately preceeding or following the current slide, but I want to keep all of my navigation in the player. How do I set the arrows in the player to jump to a certain slide when clicked, as opposed to only going to the next slide or previous? I have a branching portion in my current presentation and using the player arrows can cause the user to see slides not meant for them. I know I can hide the playbar and arrow, but I'm hoping there's an option to instead alter how those player buttons function.
Not what you expect, but the source code for the playbars is not available. You cannot edit the functionality beyond what is available in the Skin editor.
I agree with Lilybiri. Most people that build branching scenarios or similar types of content would usually disable or remove the default Captivate playbar and build their own custom navigation system using Captivate interactive objects such as Smart Shape buttons. It may not look as slick as the Captivate playbar but it will give you full control over how the navigation functions.