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HSB Sliders Broken - Numbers are WRONG

Question asked by PeterJefferys on Jun 11, 2014
Latest reply on Jun 11, 2014 by TSGal


HSB Sliders Broken - Numbers are WRONG


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

Mac OSX 10.9.3

Description of the issue

Whenever I want to use the HSB color sliders, whatever brightness I enter in, it changes to a different number entirely when using solid colors.  For some strange reason Gradients do not have this problem at all, unless it just means you patched it in the gradients but forgot the solid colors.

I can enter a Hue of 0, Saturation of 0, and a Brightness of 20 it appears to take it, but it's noticeably darker than what I would expect 20 to look like.  If I select the object again and go back to the color selector, it's a HSB of 0,0,15 which is of course NOT what I entered. 

It doesn't make any sense at all and it's very annoying to work with.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Place a square on a layout. 

Change the solid background color of the square using HSB values or varying numbers.

Un-select the square

Select the square again and check the HSB numbers.  The numbers should have changed.

Expected result

The numbers that I enter are the numbers they should be.

Actual result

If I enter the following Brightness numbers, I get the following results:

90 > 88
80 > 76
70 > 64
60 > 53
50 > 42
40 > 33
30 > 23
20 > 15
10 > 8

The Saturation bar does the same thing, only with different number results. 

90 > 93
80 > 81
70 > 68
60 > 55
50 > 42
40 > 29
30 > 19
20 > 12
10 > 6


I just keep guessing at what number I have to make it to get the result I want.  Wastes a lot of my time.


Make everything everywhere a gradient and loose performance but reduce dev time.