If the visitor explicitly pauses an auto-play slideshow, then leaves and returns to the page, the slideshow resumes. Ideally, the slideshow would stay paused until the visitor explicitly re-activates the slideshow by clicking play.

Justification is that if a visitor does not like slideshows or finds they make the page unusable (accessibliity), they still will not want a slideshow on re-viewing the page.

Ideally, if a site has multiple slideshows, this would apply across all slideshows on the site.

This could be accomplished through HTML 5 local or session storage. It would not work on IE 7, but would cause no harm on it either.

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I have filed a corresponding bug with the original FlexSlider project at https://github.com/woothemes/FlexSlider/issues/504

Status:Active» Postponed

If the library is updated to support this we can build it in. You could also most likely do this yourself with some custom javascript. You have access to the FlexSlider objects and settings in v2. You could set your own cookie or session value and change the init state of your slider on your own.

Let me know how it goes. I'll postpone this issue for now until we see if the library is extended to support this natively.

Status:Postponed» Closed (works as designed)