When creating a new Software Simulation in Adobe Captivate, the red box that you can drag to any area of your screen display is known as the Screen Area.
Anyone who has tried dragging the pesky screen area from one part of the screen display to another knows that grabbing the screen area's border can get a bit tricky. I don't know about you but I am rarely able to grab the edge of the screen area the first time. And I'll readily admit that it sometimes takes me two or three attempts before I am successful in moving the thing where I need it.
During my most recent online Captivate class, one of my students asked if it was possible to move the screen area without using the mouse. Specifically, he wanted to use the arrow keys on his keyboard to nudge the screen area this way or that.
I told the student that he had made a perfectly reasonable request, but the ability to nudge the screen area with the keyboard wasn't a feature found in the current version of Captivate.
A few minutes later, the student, Timothy Matthews, informed me that he had found a way to do it. I hate to admit it when I'm wrong... but kudos to Timothy. He did indeed, find a way. Here is what he discovered:
With the red-bordered screen area on the display selected, he clicked and held the border of the screen area (don't let go of the mouse clicker or the trick won't work).
While I think the ability to nudge the screen area with the keyboard is great, it would be even better if you didn't have to keep your mouse clicker pressed the whole time... that just seems like too many contortions to go through or remember. I'd like it a whole lot better if you could just click on the edge of the red box to select it, release the clicker and then press the arrow keys. Perhaps Captivate 6? In any event, thanks to Timothy, you now know that there is a way to nudge that pesky screen area.