1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 14, 2015 2:57 PM by jreinsch

    Can't find prefs for FM 14 Advanced in Windows registry



      Can't find prefs for FM 14 Advanced in Windows registry


      FileMaker Pro


      14 Advanced

      Operating system version

      Windows 7

      Description of the issue

      Where does FileMaker 14 Advanced keep its preferences? In earlier versions, the Windows registry would have a key like HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\FileMaker\FileMaker Pro\12.0A\Preferences but now there is not even a “14.0A”. In particular, where is the preference for "Expand window contents to improve readability” kept?

      My actual need involves a FileMaker runtime solution. In the past, my installer created a value “Expand” with a value of “1” at HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software\FileMaker\CAMEOfm\12.0A\Preferences
      This ensured that the solution opened with "Expand window contents to improve readability” on. But for a solution created in 14 Advanced, this method no longer works.

      If you can answer the question in terms of FileMaker itself, I can probably figure out the appropriate thing to do for runtimes.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      1. Install FileMaker 14 Advanced.
      2. Open it, and check "Expand window contents to improve readability" in the preferences.
      3. Quit FileMaker.
      4. Run regedit.

      Expected result

      Expect to see HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\FileMaker\FileMaker Pro\14.0A\Preferences

      Actual result

      There is not even a "14.0A" subkey under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\FileMaker\FileMaker Pro\