[thelist] problems with S5 slideshow

Chris Spruck cspruck at mindspring.com
Tue Jan 23 12:10:35 CST 2007

Joel wrote:
>I'm using Eric Meyer's "better than Your Father's Oldsmobile" S5
>    http://meyerweb.com/eric/tools/s5/


>3. I have thumbnail images embedded which are links to larger images.
>When clicked, the larger image opens in a new window as intended, but
>the slide also advances. I know certain areas of the slideshow ignore
>clicks; just not sure how to extend that behaviour (or lack thereof) to
>those thumbnails.


I had the same "next slide upon onClick" issue where I was trying to drag-select and highlight code snippets in a presentation (had to resort to drag-select and hold the mouse down during the live talk, hehe), so I removed that functionality entirely and just used arrow keys to navigate the slides. (The "click anything anywhere to navigate/do something" kind of thing really drives me nuts.) For a quick fix, comment out or remove :

document.onclick = clicker; (at or around line 547)

from slides.js. You could do that and also delete the entire clicker function if you really wanted to get ruthless about it. Another thought would be to do some kind of mouseover function to pop your images if you wanted to keep the onClick functionality.

Hope this helps!


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