I downloaded the trial version of Captivate 4 yesterday.
Working a project
where I inserted a click box and set its option to right
mouse click. Cannot
preview since the F4/F8/F10 preview mode doesn't work
(submitted to Adobe
earlier today). Published the project, run it in IE7 on a
WinXP Pro sp3
machine. When I right click the click box it throws a
line 81 of standard.js stating the "Object doesn't support
this property or
method." Line 81 is in the RightClick call function and reads
Did a search of
all files in the project for a function rightClick and found
Published to Flash Player 8, Accessibility turned off, I have
Flash Player 9
Is there something I'm missing?
Submitted this to Adobe support, but their answers can take
emcod, Mar 26, 2009 11:29 AM
The help file says:
Right-click boxes are not supported in the following cases
and act as left-click boxes after you publish the Adobe Captivate
Publishing a project for Flash Player versions earlier than
Publishing a project using ActionScript 3.0.
Publishing a project with 508 compliance enabled.
Publishing a project to a PDF file.
In Adobe Captivate projects published as EXE files,
right-click works only if the project is published as AS2.
I don't know if any of those apply, but you might check. I
haven't tried the right-click yet myself.
Somewhere on this site there is a Captivate tutorial
including a .swf that simulates a right mouse click. I recall it
was said to work in Captivate1 2 and 3 (of course this was pre 4)
Sounded interesting but I never had call to try it...(actually I
I'm not sure if either will adapt into your format...and they
aren't new, but I thought worth a mention
Hi those two articles on adobe website are for Captivate 3,
These article provides work around for Captivate 3.
Now Captivate 4 has Right-click functionality so you don't
need to refere those articles anymore.
Here is what you should keep in mind while working with
1. Security Setting:
Ensure that the SWF you published in Flash Player's trusted
path. ( this is the reason why RSugelSr was not
able to make it work.)
If you are publishing to <My Document>\<My Adobe
Captivate Project > folder than you do not need to do that
as captivate atumaticallys adds that into trusted path of
Adobe Captivate's official
blog is being updated with Right Click demo.
Very soon I will be blogging on
My blog in detail about
- How to make a movie Right-Click enabled
- Right-click in capture (Assessment mode )
- Deploying the Right-Click movie on web.
I was having the same problem too. After searching through
lots of help forums and reading 100 messages of people saying "it's
working fine for me" I realised I'd have to sort it out myself...
Here is what I found:
The problem was occuring when I tried to run the module
"locally" or with a local or network "path". So for example, if I
tried to run it from my desktop, or My Documents, or
H:\Common\elearning\Module.htm then the right click would give the
However, if I published it to a server and accessed it
through the browser and a URL, (i.e.
then it worked fine. The right click worked perfectly and no
so in summary, until I find out more about the issue, I guess
the answer is: "even though it may not be working for you locally,
it's probably fine for your customers accessing it over the web".
If you can't get C4's right click to work, I suggest William
Heinz' very nifty workaround for right-clicking. Google his name or
contact me privately and I can send Flash and related files and
that right click stuff by William Heinz is a work around that
was built for earlier versions of captivate. It involves putting an
animation into the captivate module, then you also have to add some
file, etc. It's all very fiddly. It was fantastic for earlier
versions of Captivate where there was no other option - but in
version 4, the right click functionality is already built in - so
you should haven't to muck around with work arounds... (to be
honest, I don't even thing that the work around works in Captivate
Gaspar, Right-o. I haven't upgraded yet to C4 so I don't know
if it works. Anyone try it in C4?
It takes a while the first time you use William's workaround
because there are several steps, but now I can get it all done in
about 5 minutes. The trick is to leave the html extension on the
file so it isn't overwritten every time you publish.
Message me privately for my quick steps.
I'm all about getting the job done quickly (time is money,
for me) no matter how big a hammer I have to use.
cool! gotcha now :) sorry for the confusion. It's just that
the person who started the thread and asked the question was
specifically asking about version 4, and it's the same problem I
was having... and the issue is only relevant to version 4. I
thought you might have missed that when you replied so I was just
clarifying that the workaround doesn't apply to version 4 because
C4 has it's own "right click" click box built in already...
(Just as a side note, seeing as you mentioned you are using
C3, you can actually modify the pubilsh templates in the Captivate
program folder so that every time you publish, it already has all
that may save you some time :) That way it doesn't matter if your
files are overwritten when you publish because it already has all
the correct code included. It's actually quicker - that way you
don't need to do anything after you republish. And for the modules
that don't use the right click animation, then the extra html and
I was also facing the same problem with Adobe Captivate 4 and
I always see the flash context menu on right click
menu. I tried this article "
to block the flash
menu from popping up when using right click but this solution
is not working on my Adobe Captivate 4.0 projects.
The article provides a file "rightclickanimation3.zip" which
contains 'Myprogram.html' and 'RightClick.js' files. I
modified both of these files according to the instructions in
the article and try to publish the captivate project
and while disabling Enable Accessibility option(Edit >
Preferences > Project > Publish Settings) before publishing
the project but what happens is it do block the flash context
menu from popping up but the movie doesn't advance
forward to what it should do on the right click.
any thoughts would be helpful
@Scout's mom : Thank you so much for helping Cpativate user
for Right-Click, but I request you
not to suggest work arounds to Captivate 4 users, You can
and should continue
helping Captivate 3 ( or previous version) user with
Infact I would suggest you to try Captivate 4 and see how
easy it is to get
Right-click in Captivate 4. just insert Click-box and set
Right-Click as true
@RSugelSr Regarding your previewing issues, you might try the
blog post.. I was having similar issues, and the fix resolved
all of them ... Cp4 is now working perfectly on my XP Pro