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Inconsistent Color Picker - New

Question asked by nilsw on Feb 6, 2014
Latest reply on Feb 6, 2014 by TSGal


Inconsistent Color Picker - New


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

Mac OS X 10.8.5

Description of the issue

There are actually two issues:

Issue No 1, probably already reported: the system colour picker has to be closed manually, even if you switch into browse mode. This is *very* annoying, especially when you work on small screens. It is always an extra mouse click.

Issue No. 2: when specifying a custom colour for a shadow, the system colour picker switches into modal and therefore *has* to be closed - even if it was already open. This is very confusing and I am pretty sure that a cocoa inspector panel is not supposed to be used in this way. Apart from this, modal mode in this kind of situation is pretty useless.

Steps to reproduce the problem

* switch into layout mode
* select a layout object
* (add and) configure an outer shadow in the inspector/appearance/advanced graphic
* edit the colour, select 'other' in the FileMaker colour picker

Expected result

clicking anywhere outside the configure shadow popover closes it.

Actual result

clicking anywhere outside the system colour picker is blocked, you have to close the system colour picker to proceed.

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