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Field Entry in Browse Mode behavior has changed

Question asked by jctoland on May 8, 2012
Latest reply on Jul 12, 2012 by philmodjunk


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.