4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 25, 2011 2:28 PM by philmodjunk

    Command-Find shortcut



      Command-Find shortcut


      FileMaker Pro



      Operating system version

      Mac 10.5

      Description of the issue

      Keyboard shortcut not performing everytime.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Doing command (apple)-F to do a find
      Makes an error noise, does not go into the 'Find' mode (some of the time)

      Expected result

      Should come up everytime in 'Find' mode

      Actual result

      Sometimes keyboard shortcut makes noise and doesn't go into 'Find' mode. Have to key it in about 5-6 times before it actually works

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

      Does not apply here


      Workaround is using the mouse and going to 'View-Find Mode'. Would like to have the keyboard shortcut to work all the time, not just some of the time.

        • 1. Re: Command-Find shortcut

          Martha Ried:

          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.


          FileMaker, Inc.

          • 2. Re: Command-Find shortcut

            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'.

            • 3. Re: Command-Find shortcut

              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:

              1. Recover does not detect all problems
              2. Recover doesn't always fix all problems correctly
              3. 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.
              • 4. Re: Command-Find shortcut

                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.