URL of experiment: https://run.pavlovia.org/matiasfduque/qrp_english/html
Description of the problem: Hidden objects are clickable.
I have several routines in which a “Click here to advance” button (it’s an image object) appears after a certain amount of time. I have the mouse component to End Routine on valid click (i.e., the advance button), but if participants click on the area where the button will appear eventually, it registers it like a valid click and ends the routine. This has cause a lot of problems in loops, where routines are back-to-back and objects are aligned in the same place. Participants will “double click” and skip routines because the second click is registered as valid. Any idea how to fix this?
I temporary solution I found is to enable the mouse component 0.5s after the beginning of the routine, preventing any type of double clicking. However, for data analysis, does the time of a clicked object start at the beginning of the routine, or at the beginning of the mouse component? I still don’t know how to fix the “invisible valid click box” problem.