Sounds like an endless loop is running.
Or maybe not, I didn't read the "multicolour" part.
Your post seems to say that you are using a Mac and OSX ver?
you have an application (Filemaker) that is unresponsive.
Your choices are WAITING (may or may not work)
Forcing the application to quit (Control - Option - ESCape) keys
this risks damaging the database.
IF you use this option, use the RECOVER option in Filemaker, even if the database seems to be okay.
ALWAYS keep a known good version of the database for backup.
If you do not do maintenance on your Mac, now is a good time to start
Download, install and run AppleJack
Yes, I have a Mac OSX -- just switched from PC last week. I tried to force quit and held the keys down for 5 seconds with no response. What else can you suggest?
Since it has been two days, and I doubt you are still waiting... For the future, pull down the Apple menu and select "Force Quit...". You can then select which application you want to quit.
Thanks! I'm new to Mac so this intuitive stuff is new to me!