Steven Shongrunden

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If you have used Macromedia Captivate to create interactive software training simulations, you have probably come across a situation where you needed to simulate a right-click event. Unfortunately, the current version of Captivate cannot directly support this functionality because Macromedia Flash Player uses the right-click event to trigger the player menu, which enables you to change player settings or zoom in and out of the SWF file that is playing. This restriction can be frustrating if your demonstration or simulation needs to show that your software has functions only available by performing a right-click action. Instead of trying to avoid right-click events, I have come up with a solution that simulates right-click functionality. This article explains my solution, which incorporates elements of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Configuring the HTML and CSS for a Shi... (more)