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Volume Slider for Captivate Playbar

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Sep 23, 2016

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Can anyone point me in the direction of how to create or add a volume slider to an existing Captivate playbar?  I need to launch my flash course in full screen mode which covers the Windows system tray and prevents users from adjusting their volume from that location.  

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I'm using Adobe Captivate 9 and I have access to the CC suite for editing FLA's.

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There is the VolumeControl widget, but you cannot put it in the playbar. Same for any custom shape button, they both have to be on the slides. Do you want SWF or HTML output? For SWF output, you could edit  the widget (those are wdgt files) in Animate CC.  For HTML, I'll leave the answer to a JS specialist. You can find all playbars under en_US (or your specific local folder), in the Gallery.

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Volume Slider for Captivate Playbar

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Can anyone point me in the direction of how to create or add a volume slider to an existing Captivate playbar?  I need to launch my flash course in full screen mode which covers the Windows system tray and prevents users from adjusting their volume from that location.  

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I'm using Adobe Captivate 9 and I have access to the CC suite for editing FLA's.

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There is the VolumeControl widget, but you cannot put it in the playbar. Same for any custom shape button, they both have to be on the slides. Do you want SWF or HTML output? For SWF output, you could edit  the widget (those are wdgt files) in Animate CC.  For HTML, I'll leave the answer to a JS specialist. You can find all playbars under en_US (or your specific local folder), in the Gallery.

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There is the VolumeControl widget, but you cannot put it in the playbar. Same for any custom shape button, they both have to be on the slides. Do you want SWF or HTML output? For SWF output, you could edit  the widget (those are wdgt files) in Animate CC.  For HTML, I'll leave the answer to a JS specialist. You can find all playbars under en_US (or your specific local folder), in the Gallery.

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Sep 26, 2016

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Thanks so much for the clarification.  This does help.  I will most likely just add something like the widget to the slide.  Appreciate your quick response!!

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Sep 23, 2016

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I agree a slide would be ideal but you could create a set of volume plus and minus buttons with the following advanced actions associated with each:

 

Volume_Plus

Expression cpCmndVolume = cpCmndVolume + 10 

 

and

 

Volume_Minus

Expression cpCmndVolume = cpCmndVolume - 10

 

I just picked 10 out of thin air. I tried this once with only an increase or decrease of 1 and it took forever to raise or lower the volume.

Paul Wilson, CTDP | https://captivateteacher.com

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Sep 26, 2016

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pbdw1969​  Thanks for your response.  I'll most likely use a widget but it's great to know these options are available as well.

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I'm havign the same issue. I hope the widgets get updated soon

 

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Oct 21, 2019

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Hi Paul,

I am having the same issue and wanting to create an advacned action to adjust volume with a set of buttons, but I can not seem to figure out how to create correct action. I tried an action with "execute javascript" and add the code you suggested and nothing happens. I know this is a old thread, but can you proved more detail on how to set this up? 

 

Best,

John

 

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