Forcing selection of a menu button
Normally, the first time a menu on a finished disc is displayed, button number 1 is selected (unless the link to the menu forces a different button to be selected). As the viewer navigates through the presentation, the DVD player “remembers” the button selection state for each menu. If the viewer returns to a menu, the button that was selected the last time they viewed it is still selected.
Sometimes you will want a particular button to be selected every time the menu is displayed. You can use the forced selection attribute to specify the button you want. For example, if a menu contains an auto-activating button that links to a movie, and the movie’s end action causes the same menu to be displayed, you must force-select one of the other buttons on the menu, or the DVD will become stuck in a loop, continually repeating the movie.
Note: Be careful when force-selecting buttons in menus that loop, such as motion menus. Forced selection causes the button to be selected again every time the menu loops, which could be very frustrating for viewers. You should only force-select a button in a motion menu when all the other buttons are set to auto-activate.
To force-select a menu button:
The chosen button is always selected when a viewer displays this menu. This setting overrides any links to the menu that specify a different button should be selected.
In the Project window (Details view), the force-selected button is indicated by a special icon.
To remove the force-selection attribute from a menu: