This is as it has been designed in Presenter.
The |< or the >| will only move the user on the the previous and the next slide.
The only way you can do this is disable the playbar and provide branching through hyperlinks in the presentation.
But if you want the playbar and the TOC to be there then I think it will not work the way you wanted
the only workaround for your problem is to provide hyperlinks to the entire presentation and remove the playbar and the TOC
Thank-you Mahesh. I would prefer a totally hyperlinked presentation. How do I remove the playbar? I see that I can block the display of the Table of Contents in the Theme Editor by unchecking "Outline" under the Pane section. I do not see anything that allows control of the playbar however. I am using Presenter 7.0.7.