3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 12, 2012 3:11 PM by philmodjunk

    Field Entry in Browse Mode behavior has changed



      Field Entry in Browse Mode behavior has changed


      FileMaker Pro



      Operating system version

      Windows 7 Professional

      Description of the issue

      When we lock a file by un-selecting the browse field option in the inspector, it correctly locks the field.  IN the past we could write a script that would go into that field and thus allow editing.  This no longer works, as soon as you run the script the cursor does go into the field, and if you start to type, it works.  But, if you try to click anywhere else in the field, it locks it again.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Lock a filed thru the inspector.
      Write a script that goes to this field.
      See that the cursor is in the field.
      click anywhere on that field and the field locks again.

      Expected result

      In the past, as long as the cursor was in a field, you could click aroudn the text and type, even whena field was locked thru the inspector in browse mode.

      Actual result

      Now, in FMP 12 if oyu click anywhere on the field it locks it again.  So, any script that tried to over-ride the lock by going to the field and thus entering it, no longer works.

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

      No error message is involved, just a locked field.


      I must now create a new layout with editable fields that when they click on an EDIT button it goes to that layout.  BUt, now I must always maintain two layouts.