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Close Window menu override bug in Windows

Question asked by ChrisBishop on Jul 28, 2015
Latest reply on May 9, 2017 by TSGal


Close Window menu override bug in Windows


FileMaker Pro


13 and 14

Operating system version


Description of the issue

When you use a Custom Menu set and override the Close Window command, closing a window that's underneath another window (not the frontmost window) causes the wrong window to be the focus of the script.

When you use Get ( WindowName ) , it'll display the frontmost window's name instead of the window where you hit the X to close.  If you use Close Window ( Current Window ) , it closes the wrong window.

This is an issue in Windows only - the Macintosh version functions properly.

Steps to reproduce the problem

1. Assign a custom menu set that overrides the "Close Window" step with a script that performs the step "Close Window (Current Window)".

2. Duplicate your window by selecting "New Window" in the Window menu.

3. Hit the red X to close the original window (without first bringing the original window to the foreground).

Expected result

The window that you targeted to close should close.

Actual result

The frontmost window closes instead.


Perhaps use a script trigger on the layout instead of in the custom menu set?  However, this is not ideal with a solution that has 100 layouts.