1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 10, 2012 11:33 AM by philmodjunk

    Annoying checkbox behavior



      Annoying checkbox behavior


      FileMaker Pro



      Operating system version


      Description of the issue

      The behavior of checkboxes on has changed from FileMaker 11 to Filemaker 12. Causing my users (and I) to be really annoyed. 

      When a layout has multiple checkbox fields and no fields are active, using the mouse a user can click on an item in a checkbox field and that item is selected (normal expected behavior). 

      Now a field is active on the layout. If the user were to select an item from a different, not active, checkbox field the item does get an "x" and the new field becomes active. Then after about a 1/4 to a 1/2 second the field remains active but the item is deselected.  Now the user has to reselect what they wanted.

      A video of what actually happens can be seen here

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      use mouse to select items from different checkbox fields

      Expected result

      When you click an item in a checkbox field (even if the field is not currently active) it should stay selected, like it did in FileMaker 11.

      Configuration information

      FileMaker 12
      Mac OS 10.6 and 10.7


      Not using checkboxes really is not an option.