Thank you for your post and for the link to TechTalk.
Since your post here, I see you found a workaround that is posted on TechTalk, and I'm posting it here for others to see.
1. Create a script (e.g. "Restore Std FM Menus"):
Restore Std FM Menus
Install Menu Set [ “[Standard FileMaker Menus]” ]
2. In the script ("Toggle Formatting Bar") with the Perform AppleScript step, use the following AppleScript:
Toggle Formatting Bar
Perform AppleScript [ Native AppleScript: tell application "System Events"
tell application process "FileMaker Pro Advanced"
perform action "AXPress" of menu item "Formatting Bar" of menu 1 of menu bar item "View" of menu bar 1
do script FileMaker script "Restore Std FM Menus"
This seems to work reliably for me, but there appears to be a slight delay before the Formatting Bar is actually displayed/hidden.
The best place to make product suggestions is our Feature Requests web form at:
Although I could easily copy your post and paste them into the web form, there are additional questions asked that only you can answer. The entries into this web form are monitored and read by members of Development and Product Management, so you will definitely have the correct listening audience. Also, we like to know what our customers are doing with our products, so receiving a post from a customer carries more weight than a request from a Support Technician. In addition, from past observations, I have noticed that Development and Product Management tend to pay closer attention to suggestions that have real-life examples. That is, don't just say "Add this feature". Explain what you are trying to do, what barrier you are encountering, how this will help you/client/etc., and what you would like to see.
Please feel free to forward this information to TechTalk so that Bill Doerrfeld and all others on that thread have this information.