7 Replies Latest reply on Dec 28, 2013 9:23 AM by philmodjunk

    Dragging scripts and scriptlines problem.

    ErwinRemaut

      Summary

      Dragging scripts and scriptlines problem.

      Product

      FileMaker Pro

      Version

      11v2

      Operating system version

      Windows Vista

      Description of the issue

      Dragging scripts and scriptlines down and upwards.

      ° Inside ‘Manage Scripts’ window (dragging scripts):

      1. The mouse method:

      - Dragging a script downwards works. But the speed is very slow, taking it a very long time to reach the bottom end.
      (we need the speed from FM6)

      - Dragging a script upwards works only in the actual window until the top of it. Further dragging upwards does not work, the scroll button on the right hand site does not move upward, it’s frozen at starting location.

      This has been broken on previous releases to. FM7 though worked well (maybe because the buttons where still text based vs the new graphical buttons)

      Reproducible: 100%

      2. The Ctrl Up-arrow & Ctrl Down-arrow method:

      - Dragging script downwards works.
      But the screen freezes almost instantly and one losses track of the location of the script. Speed is very, very slow and takes minutes to go dawn the script lane… (scroll button on the right hand site is moving).

      - Dragging script upwards works.
      Although working vs. to mouse method, we have here the same remark about speed and freezing of the screen.

      This has been broken on previous releases to. FM7 though worked well (maybe because the buttons where still text based vs the new graphical buttons)

      Reproducible: 100%

      ° Inside ‘Edit Scripts’ window (dragging scriptlines):

      1. The mouse method:

      - Dragging a scriptline downwards works and the speed is OK!
      So, here no problem to report.

      - Dragging a scriptline upwards works only in the actual window until the top of it. Further dragging upwards does not work, the scroll button on the right hand site does not move upward, it’s frozen at starting location. So the same issue here as inside the ‘Manage Scripts’ window.

      This has been broken on previous releases to. FM 7 though worked well (maybe because the right site buttons where still text based as opposed to the graphical buttons)

      Reproducible: 100%

      2. The Ctrl Up-arrow & Ctrl Down-arrow method:

      Dragging a scriptline downwards or upwards works well and both with good speed!

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Update date: 09-08-2010
      Dave S. asked me to do some extra testings, here are the results:

      ° Clean install of FM 11 v2 on a clean Windows XP (32bit).
      Dragging scripts upwards (and scriptlines inside the editor) works when using the mouse method! Using the Ctrl+arrow method is also working (up & down), but the freeze window effect (and slow speed) is still there.

      ° Clean install of FM 11 v2 on a clean Windows Vista (32bit).
      Dragging scripts upwards  (and scriptlines inside the editor) does NOT work, so here we have the same issues as reported before.

      ° Clean install of FM 11 v2 on a clean Windows 7 (32bit).
      Dragging scripts upwards  (and scriptlines inside the editor) does NOT work, so here we have the same effect as reported before.

      So it looks like the upward scrolling problem (using the mouse method) only exist on Win 7 & Vista and this for FM releases after FM 7.

      Further testing shows that the slow speed and freeze window effect depends on the total number of scripts involved. More scripts will result in a slower dragging and a more noticeable freezing effect (when Ctrl+arrow method is used).

      This was absolutely not the case with FM 6 and FM 7, dragging speed was constant without any freeze window effect.

      Expected result

      As it was before! (FM7, FM6, ...)

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

      No error messages in this scenario.

      Configuration information

      HP 6730b laptop with Vista and FM11 advanced.

      Workaround

      None.