The freeze step gives no flash even on Win ! ... and you could use even a simple $var !
This worked as advertised and I was very happy to get rid of the clunky web viewers, but then I noticed that if you have two windows of the same layout open with different found sets, FileMaker only has one global variable to display the info, so it's going to be wrong in one window or the other. Can anyone think of a workaround for that, or is it back to the web viewers if there's a possibliity of duplicate windows?
Images attached to show what I'm talking about.
Two of the same window with different current records and found sets, where current/found/total are shown in a Web Viewer
Two of the same window where current/found/total are shown with a global Merge Variable: the status bar (normally not shown) displays the correct numbers, but the merge variable shows the same in both.
That is the nature of global variables. They are not dynamic like a calculation.
That would be a situation where you want to use an unstored calculaton instead of the Merge Variable.