Update on pause function in HTML5 puzzle player
You now have the option to pause manually in the new puzzle player. This blog post gives you the how-to. And also, we will share with you a few shortcuts we’ve implemented in the new puzzle player.
In a previous blog entry, we explained how we created the new puzzle player with automatic pausing as the only pause-option, and that after much feedback from you all on the matter, we had decided to bring back a version of the manual pause.
This option is now available to you when you solve puzzles in the new puzzle player ☺
How do you pause?
You will find the manual pause-option in the time-section of the side panel after you have begun solving your puzzle.
First, to open the side panel, you click on the three dots placed in the upper right corner of the screen:
Then, when you have opened the side panel, you click on this icon: .
Once you have begun assembling your puzzle, the option to manually pause your puzzle will appear:
You will find that when the puzzle is paused manually, the puzzle pieces become blurred.
Once you are ready to resume your puzzle, click anywhere on the blurred puzzle pieces (or click the pause button again), and you are good to go.
Prefer not to have a timer show?
For those of you who enjoy solving your jigsaw puzzles without a timer present on the screen, you see from the image just above that you have the option to disable it.
Please also note, that the automatic pause function still is part of the new puzzle player - it will kick in after 60 seconds of inactivity.
Now, as previously mentioned in this blog post, we also take this opportunity to introduce a few shortcuts to the new puzzle player. And one of them is assigned to the manual pause.
Shortcuts in the realm of computer devices mean that you have the option to use the keyboard to access functionality you otherwise would use your mouse to activate.
Some l.o.v.e. shortcuts, and find they make matters flow better. Others find shortcuts to be utterly contra intuitive in general and prefer to interact on a more strict mouse-and-program kind of basis.
(If you know for a fact you belong to the latter group, then please feel free to blink through this last part of the blog post).
Shortcuts in the new puzzle player
Sizing: + -
When you press + or - on your keyboard, you will increase or reduce the size of the jigsaw puzzle pieces.
When you press the space bar, you will open the side panel, (the one with the three dots in the upper right corner of the page in the puzzle player). To close side panel, you can press the space bar once again.
When you press P, you will pause the timer. To unpause press P again.
When you press F, you will go to fullscreen. To exit fullscreen press F again.
That was about it ☺
Thank you all so much for being here, and we hope you will enjoy what we have introduced above. Happy puzzling, everyone!
Much love, Jigidi