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Layout drag does not work

Question asked by user1883 on Apr 1, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 4, 2012 by iDEViate


Layout drag does not work


FileMaker Pro


11 advance

Operating system version

Lion 10.7.3

Description of the issue

selected objects (any) in layout mode will move with arrow keys but not with drag. This has been reported erratically by others without duplication at Filemaker, at least that I can see.

However it does happen. I first noticed it, whether related or not, after installing Lion on MacBook Air Late 2010. It happens with FMP Advanced 11.04 and 11.02. The problem persisted with a fresh install of FMP Advance 11.02 on a MacBook Pro running Lion 10.7.3.

It does not occur on either machine with FMP Advanced 10.

On my Macbook Air I tried turning off Universal Access and fiddling with the track pad options, to no avail.

I can drag objects in other programs like Eazydraw.

So it seems not a hardware defect, and related to some interaction of Lion and FMP 11.02-11.04 or some other interfering program on both of my computers. I can't imagine what that would be.
I am suspicious of some intrinsic to FMP 11 that is vulnerable to some edge case.


Steps to reproduce the problem

In layout mode, select and drag an object

Expected result

the object will move and stay in the new location

Actual result

the object 'shadow' moves but the object bounces back to origin on release of drag

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear


Configuration information

FMP Advanced 11.02, 11.04 on Lion 10.7.3, on MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.


Use FMP Advanced 10 instead