If you start a Mac with the shift key down, you will start in Safe Mode.
There is a harddrive test done and third party extensions are not loaded and added fonts are not loaded.
Starting up into Safe Mode does several things
The next step would be to install AppleJack and run it, it is more aggressive in cleaning things up.
The next step would be to create a TEST user with Admin rights and login as TEST to check if the problem is system wide or limited to original user.
There are troubleshooting tutorials here
Thanks for the suggestions.
I ran applejack with minimal errors. I created a new user, and IWP would not start up from the new user account (which had admin priv.).
I do not understand...
Thanks for your suggestion.
So here is the skinny:
I learned from another thread that the problem might be the abscence of the language pack, wich by default is not installed!
I re-installed FMP10 with language pack (did not work with only one additional language to english selected) after trashing the preference files, both the plist and the one in the Filemaker folder in the preference folder.
Well, now IWP works.
This is a very annoying bug if I have to do a non-default installation to to get a longstanding FMP feature to work.
Filemaker owes me 6 hours of my life for this bug. :smileymad:
Hope others find the solution before spending so much time trying over and over with trashing preferences, reinstalling filemaker several times, running applejack, and reinstalling the system all to no avail!
davidanders, thanks for you help.
mnspeedracer aka hey_ya