When you view an Axure RP prototype in your web browser, the "prototype player" toolbar along the top of the page gives you access to meta information about the prototype, including page structure, creator's notes, and feedback discussions. The player also allows you to change how the prototype is displayed.
You can hide the player at any time by clicking the X icon at the top-left of the page. To show the player again, click the > icon in the same location.
At the top-left of the page, you'll see the name of the page you're currently viewing. Click the page's name to see the prototype's full page structure. Click a page's name in the list to view it, or use the arrow buttons or the
. keys to navigate backward and forward through the pages.
If the page you're viewing has adaptive views enabled, you'll see the name of the currently applied view at the top-left of the page, next to the page's name. You can click the adaptive view's name to manually select a different view. To go back to the default view for the browser width, select Auto.
Click the Documentation icon at the top-right of the page to view the current page's page and widget notes. The notes will appear in the same order that they do in the Notes pane in Axure RP, and you can click a note to highlight its assigned widget (if any) on the page.
You can configure the appearance of the notes or remove them entirely on the Notes tab of the HTML generator settings.
The prototype's global variables and their current values are listed at the top of the console. When an interaction changes a variable's value, the value is updated here as well. You can reset the variables back to their default values at any time by clicking Reset Variables.
You can also record and view the prototype's interactions as they occur by clicking the Start Trace button. Not only will this show all triggered interactions in order — helpful for catching unintended interactions — it will also show how your conditional cases are being evaluated.
For projects hosted on [Axure Cloud][cloud], you can click the Comments icon at the top-right of the page to read and participate in discussions about the current page. To learn more, check out the Axure Cloud discussions article.
The View Options menu at the top-right of the page contains options that control the appearance of the prototype itself.
Show Hotspots: Highlights all interactive widgets on the page with a teal glow.
Show Comments: (Axure Cloud only) Toggles the pins for onscreen discussion comments. When they're visible, you can click a marker to see its associated comment(s).
Show Notes: Toggles the numbered footnotes that appear on widgets with notes assigned to them. When they're visible, you can click a footnote icon to read the widget's notes.
View at 100%: Displays the prototype at the size it was designed at on the Axure RP canvas.
Scale to width: Scales the prototype to fit to the browser window's width.
Scale to fit: Scales the prototype to fit entirely within the browser window's width and height.
Saving and Sharing Player Configurations
Whenever you open a pane or change a selection in the prototype player, the change is reflected at the end of the prototype URL in your browser's address bar. You can bookmark that URL to save your player configuration. When you navigate to that bookmark in the future, the player will appear in the exact configuration you left it in.
You can take advantage of this to share your player configuration with other teammates and stakeholders as well. If you want the player to be configured a certain way when others view your prototype, make the appropriate selections, copy the URL in your browser's address bar, and send that URL to your team.