This free Adobe Captivate Widget will allow your users to switch to Full Screen mode when viewing your project.
How to use it:
Insert the widget on a Master Slide or a regular slide in your project. Add a button to your slide and add the suffix _fs to the buttons name. Set the button action to “No action”.
Publish your project and add the following line of code to the other parameters in the HMTL file: so.addParam(“allowFullScreen”, “true”);
Help documentation is included with the widget when you download it.
Download the free widget:
Only works for Flash based output – it will not work with HTML5 projects created in Adobe Captivate.
Due to the Flash Player Security restrictions almost all keyboard shortcuts are disabled by default when Flash content is displayed in Full Screen mode. Arrow keys, space bar and Enter button will still work, but all other keys will not function in Full Screen Mode. Read more here: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/fplayer10_security_changes.html#head5
The Full Screen Widget for Adobe Captivate has been updated to version 1.1 adding compatibility with Adobe Captivate 6.1
The Full Screen Widget for Adobe Captivate has been updated to version 1.2 adding compatibility with Adobe Captivate 7 and Adobe Captivate 8.
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I’m getting an error message that “This is not a valid widget.” I’m on Captivate 5.5, which I think should work. What am I doing wrong?
I restarted my Captivate and it worked. LOL ironically I’m building a PC assessment and the ole ‘restart it’ worked.
Ha ha, yeah the good old restart still works ;o)
If I am making a scorm project in captivate 6 with this widget, the full screen button is not working in moodle. Any suggestions ?
It must be the wrapper that Moodle opens the content in that prevents it from going full screen then. I’m not really familiar with Moodle, so I can’t say for sure.
Is it compatible with adobe captivate 7 ?
No the widget is not yet updated to work with Captivate 7.
Thanks a lot for reply. Any time frame when can we have it for captivate 7 ? I desperately need it for my captivate 7 project.
I have just updated the widget so it is now compatible with Captivate 7. Please re-download the widget.
Thank a lot Micheal.
Hello, I was wondering if there was a way to make them exit full screen after they leave a certain slide (if this means removing the param, enabling it again on another).
It isn’t possible with the widget as it is now. It might be possible to create a new widget that would exit full screen once it is displayed on the Captivate timeline though.
Does the Widget have to be on a master slide? I’m using this in a converted Powerpoint presentation in Captivate 7… also if the button is on every slide do I have to name all the buttons with a fs or can one button be placed on the Master? Thanks!
It is best to have the widget on a Master Slide. Even if you are using a Converted PPT in Captivate you can still place the widget on the master slide associated with all your regular slides.
You can’t place a button on a Master Slide so you will need to add buttons on every single slide and add the _fs to the name.
If the published file is set to allow scaling will the plugin still work? I’ve tested the latest plugin with V7 and it works so far… haven’t tried it with scaling turned on?
Honestly I don’t know. I never used the scaleable content option in Captivate.
O.K. I guess I’ll test it out and let you know!
Can the button be placed on Question slides?
I have another question… I placed the full screen button on a form slide with entry fields and when the screen is set to full screen, the fields can’t be filled in? Hmmm… Is that not possible?
Nope that is not possible – Due to security restrictions Flash Player does not allow keyboard input while in full screen.
Yes it can be placed on Question slides.
Hmmm… I tried that and it wouldn’t let me “paste”?
Thanks for the great job. I am curious whether it is possible to use when embed SWF with this widget. The opportunity to mitigate standard Flash security restrictions getting full access to a keyboard would be a perfect thing to have.
I am sorry, the main thing was cut from my message. I’ve asked about the use of standard parameter “allowFullScreenInteractive”, which should allow full keyboard input for SWF in full screen.
I am actually thinking about updating this widget to allow for keyboard entry in full screen as well. I would also like to add HTML5 support for the widget.
I hope to get around to fixing it during the next month or so.
Well, be sure that you can make at least one person happy 🙂
Is this widget compatible with Captivate 8?
does the widget support HTML5? 🙂
No the widget does not support HTML5.