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Get ( ActiveModifierKeys ) returns incorrect result

Question asked by Get(3rdRockData) on Sep 18, 2013
Latest reply on Sep 20, 2013 by philmodjunk


Get ( ActiveModifierKeys ) returns incorrect result


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

OS X 10.8.4

Description of the issue

When I use the function Get (ActiveModifierKeys) on one iMac (and only this one machine which is a new model) it returns "16" regardless of which key is actually pressed and even returns the value when the keyboard is disconnected. No keyboard utility software is installed on the machine (e.g. QuickKeys, etc.)

Steps to reproduce the problem

In FMPA 11v4, set the Data Viewer to the expression Get (ActiveModifierKeys). It returns "16". Hold down the Shift key (or Option or Control) and click Refresh Values and it still returns "16". Completely disconnect the keyboard so that there is no keyboard input device connected to the machine and it still returns 16.

Expected result

Should return the correct value of the active modifier key or combination of keys.

Actual result

Returns "16" every time regardless of current key (including no key).

Configuration information

This is a new model iMac running 10.8.4. All files can be closed, so it doesn't appear to be file-specific.