Full Screen Widget for Adobe Captivate (free)


This free Adobe Captivate Widget will allow your users to switch to Full Screen mode when viewing your project.


Full Screen Widget for Adobe Captivate Properties view

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.

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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


Change log:

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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  1. Rupnarayan Bhattacharya on

    If I am making a scorm project in captivate 6 with this widget, the full screen button is not working in moodle. Any suggestions ?

  2. 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).

  3. The html output of captivate 7 doesn’t look like the instruction HTML file. I have 3 html files (when published as SWF and HTML5) – the html5 one, the swf one and the one to direct the user to the correct one of these two. None of them have any javascript containing so.addParam that i can see… so not sure where to add so.addParam(“allowFullScreen”, “true”); Any ideas?

    • In Captivate 7 the output files changed so the settings are now found in one of the javascript files. I haven’t actually tried it out in Captivate 7, but it should work provided that you can add the allowFullScreen parameter. I will take a look at it in the next couple of days and see if I can find out.

  4. 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!

  5. Hey, Michael.
    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.

    • Hi Andrew,

      Yes the widget is compatible with Captivate 8, but the change mentioned that you need to do in the HTML file could be located in a JavaScript file now.


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