Removing advance to next slide in Google Presentation

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Joann Poock

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Mar 5, 2014, 1:37:34 PM3/5/14
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I have a non-linear Google Presentation where users view a series of slides and then respond to some "check your understanding" items.  Depending on their response, they are taken to designated slides in the presentation.  I have a standard icon in the lower right corner that the user clicks on to advance, and each one is hyperlinked to the appropriate slide.  My probably is that clicking anywhere on a slide appears to automatically advance the user to the next slide, negating my predetermined branching.  I haven't been able to figure out how to disable this automatic advance ... am I missing something obvious?  

Joann Poock
Instructional Technology Specialist
West Carrollton Schools

Julie Hart

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Apr 3, 2014, 2:31:30 PM4/3/14
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I am looking for the same.  I have not found it either.  

Julie Hart
Technology Coordinator
St. Catherine of Siena School

Ryan Brawders

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Dec 15, 2014, 12:13:20 PM12/15/14
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I'm having the same issue, the very long way around this problem is to insert a white background (or whatever base color your presentation is), then hyperlink that to the current slide. Then click on whatever objects you have created and link them to the current page as well. The only thing you don't want linked to that specific page is the object that leads you to the right answer, or wherever you're trying to have them go.

Charlie Gerancher I Steckel Elementary School

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Dec 15, 2014, 12:18:15 PM12/15/14
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There is no feature to accomplish this simply by choosing or clicking. What you need to do is to created a shape like a rectangle and make it fill the entire size of the slide. Then, link it to that slide. Finally, move it to the back so it is behind all of your other text/images. Then, any time someone clicks on the slide background, it will stay on the current slide.

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Steph Chergi

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Sep 13, 2016, 1:46:13 PM9/13/16
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That works somewhat. However, clicking on any objects above that (which do not have another link) will still move the slide forward.

Steph Chergi

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Sep 13, 2016, 1:49:04 PM9/13/16
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Another work around is to create a transparent rectangle, and move any interactable objects above it, with dead objects behind it.
It's unfortunately a lot of work compared to a toggle feature.

Mrs. Becky Foellmer

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Sep 13, 2016, 2:07:28 PM9/13/16
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I have used the transparent rectangle option linking to the same slide.  It, honestly, works really well.  If you put the rectangle in last, it will be on top of everything.  The only thing you have to move is the one that links to the "standard icon", as that has to be on top.

dar...@explorium.co.uk

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Jan 6, 2017, 9:36:09 AM1/6/17
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I'm also making a non-linear slideshow. Please, Google, add a "Toggle On/Off advance on mouseclick" option to Google Slides. Thank you.

Steve Jenkinson

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Jul 12, 2017, 4:59:26 AM7/12/17
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I agree its needed badly for nonlinear purposes such as quizzes. It may force me to download it and edit it in Microsoft office so I lose the click anywhere on slide feature. You just want the buttons which have hyperlinks to be the only features that advance the slide or direct it to where the user needs to be.

Kim Butler

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Aug 21, 2018, 1:21:55 PM8/21/18
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Count this as another vote for this feature!

Charlie Gerancher I Steckel Elementary School

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Aug 21, 2018, 3:22:04 PM8/21/18
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There is no disable. But, you can create a transparent box that covers the entire slide but behind other buttons and link that box to the same slide.

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Jesse Thorstad

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Aug 21, 2018, 3:47:43 PM8/21/18
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Do what Charlie suggests on one slide, containing nothing but this transparent box, then duplicate the living heck out of it so you don't have to go through that process multiple times.

At least, I'm assuming that would work.


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katherine...@apps.district196.org

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Feb 19, 2019, 10:39:40 AM2/19/19
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Google, please add a "toggle on/off advance on mouseclick" option!  

I am a teacher who would sometimes like students to be able to interact with a presentation on a SmartBoard as if it were a piece of paper.  I would like students to be able to point to/touch objects & not advance to the next slide automatically.  

Thanks for considering!

MARIO PENALVER

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May 14, 2019, 2:33:23 PM5/14/19
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I agree completely! In PowerPoint, you can simply deselect a box in the Transitions tab to disable the "click mouse to advance" features in that program. That same option needs to be available in Google Slides. Like you, Joann, my slideshows are non-linear. I embed them in district's LMS  (Schoology in our case) in order to make my classroom more student-managed and interactive. When Google...When!

Charlie Gerancher I Steckel Elementary School

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May 14, 2019, 2:37:27 PM5/14/19
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Hi Joann,
This is a pain, but fairly easily remedied. Place a transparent shape(rectangle) in a layer under all of your other linked items. Then, link that shape to the current slide. Then, when it is clicked it will always stay on that slide.

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Paul McKenna

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Feb 7, 2020, 10:08:18 PM2/7/20
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I was on deadline and had to learn Google Slides in about 15 minutes!  Ran into the same problem.  My fix:  Download the file as a PowerPoint presentation!  Powerpoint has the tick button to toggle this on and off.  Why Google doesn't have this is beyond me.  Alas, if you don't have PowerPoint this may not work for you...I don't know if Open Office Impress will do this.  Of course, I had never used PowerPoint before in my life, but now I've "learned" 2 things at once!




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Charlie Gerancher I Steckel Elementary School

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Feb 8, 2020, 9:14:30 PM2/8/20
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The current answer is to put a transparent shape under your button but on top of everything else and link it to the current slide. That way when anyone clicks on the slide it just goes to the same slide.

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Eagle Ridge Randy Cox

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Apr 30, 2020, 4:37:31 PM4/30/20
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Does this work for hitting enter or down arrow or right arrow?  I never use a mouse or click to proceed through a slide show.  I hit down arrow or enter.

So, will this fake clickable area cover those methods of advancement.

Also, if I have links on the page (different places on each page) that I DO want accessible, will this giant clickable rectangle solution kill those all-important links?

Obviously, the easier way is to amass a fortune, purchase Google, and tell them to add a "disable non-linked advancement" option.  I think that would be quicker.

Charlie Gerancher I Steckel Elementary School

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Apr 30, 2020, 4:56:16 PM4/30/20
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Unfortunately, it doesn't stop the use of the keyboard to advance. This is a problem that I know I have sent feedback about a long time ago. They just haven't addressed it. 

As for amassing a fortune, I'm more likely to buy a massive car condo and fill it with some beautiful machines!  :-)

Take care, be well.....

Charlie

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Lee Turner

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May 28, 2020, 4:03:51 PM5/28/20
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Pleaaasssseeeee Google add an option to disable move on click!!  Actually, if you could get john or larry on to this today I would be really grateful and supply a virtual cake for them to feast on!
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