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Annoying checkbox behavior

Question asked by JC on Jul 10, 2012
Latest reply on Jul 10, 2012 by philmodjunk


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.