How To Stop Google Slides From Advancing On Click

Google Slides is a fantastic tool for presenting ideas, concepts, and information in a visually appealing manner. However, one feature that can sometimes prove troublesome is the “advance on click” setting. If you’re presenting and accidentally click in the wrong place, you might inadvertently skip ahead, causing confusion and interrupting the flow of your presentation.

Fortunately, there’s a simple solution to this problem. By following these step-by-step instructions, you can disable the “advance on click” feature, helping ensure your presentation goes off without a hitch. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Open the Google Slides presentation

First and foremost, you need to open your Google Slides presentation. Navigate to your Google Drive, select the presentation you want to work on, and open it.

Step 2: Access the Slide settings

Next, click on the “Slide” option in the top menu, then scroll down and select “Change transition”.

Step 3: Disable “On Mouse Click”

A sidebar will appear on the right-hand side of your screen. Here, you will see an option labeled “On Mouse Click”. Simply uncheck this box to disable the “advance on click” feature.

Step 4: Apply the settings to all slides

To ensure these changes apply to your entire presentation, don’t forget to click the “Apply to all slides” button.

Code snippet:

    // Access Slide settings
    const slideMenu = document.querySelector('Slide');
    const changeTransition = slideMenu.querySelector('Change transition');

    // Disable "On Mouse Click"
    const onMouseClick = changeTransition.querySelector('On Mouse Click');
    onMouseClick.checked = false;

    // Apply to all slides
    const applyToAll = document.querySelector('Apply to all slides');;


There you have it! With these quick and easy steps, you can stop your Google Slides presentation from advancing on click. This will give you more control over your presentation, allowing you to present at your own pace without worrying about any unintentional skips or jumps.