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Bug with popovers closing

Question asked by scottworld on May 10, 2014
Latest reply on May 11, 2015 by rouelf_1


Bug with popovers closing


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

OS X 10.8.5

Description of the issue


There seems to be a bug with popovers in FileMaker 13.

Normally with a popover, you can click once on the popover button to OPEN the popover, and then you can click AGAIN on the popover button to CLOSE the popover. This is fantastic. The button acts like a toggle: you can open & close the popover, just by clicking on the button. PERFECT!!

However, this is where the bug happens:

If you try to add your own custom elements to the popover button, such as placing a custom graphic on top of the popover button, or putting a custom piece of text on top of the popover button (instead of using the popover button's built-in text tool), then the popover will ONLY OPEN when you click on the button. It will NEVER CLOSE when you click on the button. It will ONLY CLOSE if you click somewhere else on the screen.

PLEASE NOTE: To trigger this bug, your mouse must be DIRECTLY CLICKING on the custom elements. If you're clicking on the CORNER of the popover button (where the custom elements aren't touching), then it will close just fine.

Please see the attached screenshot for an example of this in action. This is a popover button that won't close unless you click somewhere else on the screen. To get this popover button to close by clicking on the button, I would need to remove that custom graphic, PLUS I would have to retype that custom text using the popover's built-in button text. (Or, I could click on the very corners of the popover button.)

This makes it difficult to make beautiful buttons that are popover buttons… in essence, we are limited to ONLY USING the built-in text tool of the popover button, and cannot place our own custom graphics or custom text on top of the popover button.

Would be great to see this fixed!!!

Thank you,