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Custom Menus not working correctly when Window has no focus

Question asked by PeterWagemans on Nov 2, 2014
Latest reply on Nov 4, 2014 by PeterWagemans


Custom Menus not working correctly when Window has no focus


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

OSX 10.9.5

Description of the issue

The custom menus are not working correctly.

Steps to reproduce the problem

1. attach a script to the "Close" menu item of the File menu.
2. bring another FileMaker document window to focus, and keep the file with the custom menus right behind it, but with the close button of it's window visible.
3. click the close window button of the unfocused window

Expected result

The script should run, just like it does when the window is focused.

Actual result

The script does not run.


No using a custom script behind the menu item, but handling it through the window close events, which work correctly.

Note: I already noticed this did not work either with a script window open, but considered FileMaker switched menus when such a window is in front, so didn't bother reporting it because that would be a "design limitation". But having this behaviour as well with another FileMakerDocWindow focused affects the customer experience as well, so I think this qualifies as a bug.