Bury over myself in my own works recently that take only a few hours on trying new Filemaker 12. Though, found some feautures I dislike very much for Filemaker 12. Just list them here for a discussion and hope FMI could improve it in future.
1. Slow. I noticed many people have discussed the slow of FM 12 in forums. I used a simple file which contain only one table one layout and no relationship. 70,000+ records in all. In table view, I still can feel the slow.
2. In the layout mode, when I select two or more objects, I can not get the positions and width/height info for all the objects I selected. I have to group all them firstly then get all the info. In many situation, I need to know several objects' whole width and Height, and the leftest/toppest one' position in order to decide the exact position for the new objects I'm creating. In the old version, I can get all the info very conveniently from inspector after I selected several objects. But in FM 12, I can not do this!!!!
3. In the layout mode, In old version, when I draw a selection area by mouse, only those objects which are wholy in the area could be selected. Howerver, in FM 12, any object whose border were in the selection area will be selected. This is very inconvenient for me. Some times, I hide a 1*1 object behind a big object. The new feauture of FM 12 make it very difficult to select the hiden objects!!! I hope I can still select the objects inside an area I draw by mouse but not all things touched by my mouse!!!!!
I'm a user in China. I hope FMI can create a forum zone for Chinese speaking user in case I have to post in English zone and translate it again next time!!!!
- 慢。List/Table下那涩涩的感觉让人受不了。我用了只有一个表，7万条记录， 没有任何关系，在Table下还会有一顿一顿的感觉。这一点看到TechNet里很多大侠都讨论过了。
- 布局编辑里，选择了多个控件后，无法在检查器（Inspector）里即时看到选中控件的定位值和长宽属性。必选组合了才能看到。如果我想看 看某个区域内多个的整体长度和宽度、具体定位位置，然后决定我新添加的一个文本框的宽度和位置，那你恐怕必须得先组合（Group）了那些控件才能在 Inspector里看到定位置和长宽属性！这也太不方便了吧？
- 布局编辑里，鼠标框选控件时，凡是鼠标所过之处的空间，无论控件整体是否全部在鼠标框选的范围内，都会被选中。这个很差劲啊，比如你在一个 200*200px的控件背后放了一个10*10px的小控件，以前只需要在50*50px那个范围内大概框选一下就可以选中那个小控件，现在不行了，会 把鼠标所经过之处的控件全部选中，席卷而过，寸草不留！如果我在一个大概的区域隐藏了一个1*1的控件怎么办？要把它选出来要费多大的劲啊？这也太坑爹了～