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    I have a set of images that I want to show before I get response times. I’ve figured out how to unhide the questions that contain the images, and how to unhide the next button. Now, is there a way to not immediately unhide the next button? In other words, I need participants to view the image for 20s before the next button shows up.

    So here is what I have so far:
    QRTE.unhideQuestions(); //Unhide all questions
    $(‘NextButton’).style.display = ‘inline’; //Unhide next Button

    What can I add to delay when the next button shows?



    Dear Jamie,

    If I understand you correctly you are not using the Engine (we prefer participants use keyboard responses to proceed, e.g. using the waitForKey function, see and just want to delay the display of the next button.

    This page seems to provide a solution: 😉





    I’ve come up the same problem with delaying the next button while using the QRTEngine. For the needs of our study it is not suitable just to wait for participants to use keyboard responses to proceed, e.g. using the waitForKey function.

    The Timer question we would normally use for a delay in Qualtrics doesn’t work in this case and there’s also no available code for a delay that would correspond with QRTE functions. The ones that I managed to find were not compatible with QRTE.

    Can you please help me with this concern?

    Best regards,


    I am having the same issue.

    It seems that the .hideNextButton function works properly with QRT but the .showNextButton cannot bring the button back. Any help on this function would be great!

    As a brief work-around, however, I have found that using Qualtrics’ timer function to submit the page for the participant works. Unfortunately, this is not ideal for pages that have lengthy pieces of text but it will do for now.

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