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Filemaker 14 slow when Script Workspace open

Question asked by WilliamThurmes on Jul 27, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 14, 2015 by TSGal


Filemaker 14 slow when Script Workspace open


FileMaker Pro


Advanced 14

Operating system version

Windows 7

Description of the issue

Noticeable slowdown when one script workspace window is open; slower still when two are open, slower still when three are open. (These all might be fixed with the planned update in a couple weeks.)

Steps to reproduce the problem

In one layout, OnLayoutKeystroke triggers OnTimer script (which ensures changes will eventually be committed).
Having one script workspace open & minimized creates a lag between typing and character appearance. Opening a second script workspace (also minimized) makes the lag much more noticeable. Opening a third script workspace slows it down to less than a character a second appearing.

Expected result

character appearance on screen, in field, immediately after the character is typed

Actual result

Characters' appearance on screen lags well behind actual typing.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear


Configuration information

FireFox was the only other open application. Tested with the same databases, a different computer running FMP (not FMPA), did not have the problem (FireFox was not installed on this). A third computer, also running FMP, had the same problem, whether FireFox was open or not.


Closing script workspaces speeds things back up again, but is inconvenient in a multi-file solution.