Thanks for posting.
I'm having some difficulty reproducing this behavior. How often does this happen?
Does this occur in a new database?
Any other information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
It doesn't happen all the time. We have one database that we use for entering our information, and that was converted from an older version of FileMaker (v6 to v10). It started about a month or so ago, and how/why it started is a mystery. I could see it not reproducing for you, because it's very sporadic when it happens with us. I guess I will have to make sure of what I (we) are doing at the time of trying to do a 'Find'.
Any time problems appear specific to a file, you may want to try recovering the file in order to rule out possible file corruption as a factor.
Things to keep in mind about Recover:
- Recover does not detect all problems
- Recover doesn't always fix all problems correctly
- Best Practice is to never put a recovered copy back into regular use or development. Instead, replace the damaged file with an undamaged back up copy if this is at all possible. You may have to save a clone of the back up copy and import all data from your recovered copy to get a working copy with the most up to date information possible.
Before running a recover, though, do you have any custom menus in this file? If so, might the keyboard short cut or the menu option for entering find mode be removed from the View Menu? If this is the case for some layouts and not for others, you'd get a situation where you can use the keyboard shortcut in some situations and not in other depending on the layout that is current at the time.