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Why do my images suddenly scroll so much faster?

Posted on 2011-10-28
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Head out to http://www.countryshowdown.com/Chevron

Notice the pace of the rotating banner at the top of the page. Fine, right? Now, click on one of the buttons on the right hand side. The button is a simple command that advances the movie to a particular frame. Simple enough. But now watch the pace of the scrolling. It's now at least twice as fast and I don't know why.

I've got to fix it. How?

You can download the flash file and see my code etc by heading out to http://www.brucegust.com/carousel.zip
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you're calling a function which after 5 seconds must play and then you're clearing the interval. the problem is you should call the interval immediately, because say 3 seconds in you click a button, your interval is still running so after another 2 seconds it will progress.
also declare the variable outside the function so it's within scope to clear it.
var myInterval; 
function wait(howLong)
{
	clearInterval(myInterval);
	stop();
	 myInterval = setInterval(function ()
	{
	play();
	
	}, howLong);
}
counter = 1;

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by:brucegust
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And that, blue-genie, is why you get paid the large dollar amounts!

Thank you!
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by:brucegust
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Nailed it, as always!
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LOL dude we don't get paid for this :-)
but you're welcome.
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