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Debugger and Data View window refresh makes them unusable

Question asked by eswanborg on May 16, 2013
Latest reply on Jun 26, 2013 by eswanborg

Summary

Debugger and Data View window refresh makes them unusable

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

Advanced

Operating system version

Mac and Windows

Description of the issue

We have had this problem from the beginning on Windows, but just recently it's made its way to our Mac clients as well:  the Data Viewer and Script Debugger seem to get stuck in a window refresh cycle that makes them un-usable.  Essentially both windows get into a state where they just keep redrawing over and over and over, which means you cannot scroll either one - like when trying to step through a script.  The Debugger also doesn't display text of the steps - or perhaps the font is just turning gray to match the highlight bar - in any case, there is no way to read what it says. 

This was never a problem on Mac until we upgraded to v4.  This effectively makes Pro Advanced worthless to me - if I can't actually debug scripts, what's the point?

This has happened on Windows for all of our Advanced users from the start with v12 and just began happening on our one Mac install of Advanced with v4 - previous Mac installs had been fine.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Work in Pro Advanced for a few minutes with Data Viewer and Script Debugger open

Expected result

Normal use of window, no flashing, no refreshing, all text legible.

Actual result

Windows refresh, scroll back to the top automatically, text becomes invisible

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

no visible error

Workaround

Quit and restart

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