1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 1, 2011 2:58 PM by TSGal

    Can't click on drop down menu values



      Can't click on drop down menu values


      FileMaker Pro



      Operating system version

      OS X

      Description of the issue

      Drop down menu values show up when clicking on the appropriate field, however once I click on the desired value with the mouse, the value only gets selected, but does not get committed to the field. It requires pressing ENTER.  This only happens on one of my computers.  The same database (file) on a different computer does not have that issue.  I tried creating a new database from the starter solution and even re-installed FMP without luck

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Click on a drop down menu, values appear, but upon clicking on a value from that list, it doesn't get committed to the fliedl

      Expected result

      Clicking on a value in a drop down menu should committ / insert the value on the field without the user requiring to press enter

      Actual result

      The value on the drop down menu gets selected, but does not get inserted into the field unless the user presses ENTER

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

      Not applicable

      Configuration information

      Not applicable


      User must press enter after selecting a value with the mouse on a drop down list.

        • 1. Re: Can't click on drop down menu values

          Daniel Schwed:

          Thank you for your post, and I apologize for the late reply.

          What can you tell me about the machine that is exhibiting the problem.  That is, what version of Mac OS X?  How much memory?  What other applications are running?  What version of FileMaker Pro 11?  Do you have any special settings for your keyboard?  When you go to print from any other application, does the Paper Size pop-up work similarly?

          If you have found a solution in the mean time, please post here so others who encounter this behavior can benefit.

          FileMaker, Inc.