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Drop Down List Bug

Question asked by MichaelDolley on Sep 2, 2010
Latest reply on Mar 9, 2012 by TSGal


Drop Down List Bug


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

Mac OS X 10.5.8

Description of the issue

When you open the database and place it on a second screen then drop down lists for fields displaying an arrow will appear on the left edge of the first monitor if the width of the field is equal only to that of the arrow.

Steps to reproduce the problem

- Open a database on a two monitor Mac setup, such as a Macbook Pro with second monitor.
- Move the database window to the second screen
- In layout mode place a field and assign it a dropdown list (any will produce the result) with the Show Arrow option enabled
- Resize the field so that only the arrow is visible (17 pixels in my testing)
- Enter browse mode
- Click on the arrow

Expected result

The drop down list should appear where the field is and allow the user to select a value

Actual result

The drop down list appears at the leftmost edge of the first screen, outside of the database window.


Expand the field by two additional pixels. Tested 1 additional pixel and the problem was still present.