Creates a transparent rectangle over the slide. Saves many steps in having to create this manually. You can hyperlink the rectangle to act as a button.
Listing updated:November 29, 2023
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Teachers! You use Google Slides™ to have students do some cool things. One of the problems when we get creative with Slides™ to create an escape room, choice board, or tutorial is that when students click on the slide it automatically navigates to the next slide. 

If you want your Slides™ user to link to a website or navigate to a particular slide or just not advance to the next slide one trick is to create a transparent rectangle over the slide. You can use Control K to hyperlink to another website, or to the home slide, or just hyperlink it to the same slide so the Slides™ user does not automatically advance to the next slide. 

Clear Rectangle by AliceKeeler does this for you! Created by teacher Alice Keeler, it collects NO USER DATA. COPPA and FERPA compliant. Use the Extensions menu to generate a transparent rectangle for the current slide or add one to ALL the slides. Super fast and convenient. heck out more of her Add-ons at

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Cammie Marks
August 3, 2023
At first I didn't understand why I would want to add a clear rectangle on top of Google Slides but now I use it in almost all presentations. Great idea and a time saver.
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Hung Carle
May 28, 2023
Holy cow I needed this. Adding rectangles with transparency to slides is something I do a lot and it is so tedious. this saved me a lot of time.
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Beata Mcanally
March 10, 2023
I have been adding a clear rectangle over my slides for years to keep my students from accidentally moving things on the slide. This saves me a lot of time.
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