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Mac : OnTimer brings minimised window to the front

Question asked by fxdb on Sep 7, 2010
Latest reply on Oct 1, 2010 by TSGal


Mac : OnTimer brings minimised window to the front


FileMaker Pro


FileMaker Pro 11v2 (and advanced)

Operating system version

OSX 10.6.4

Description of the issue

Apologies if this exists already..

I have just noticed something which does not happen on Windows, this may have been brought up before but I have not found anything with a quick search.

On Mac OSX if a solution has an OnTimer script trigger scheduled to run and the user minimises FileMaker, the triggered script will restore the window but not necessarily make FileMaker the active application.

It is nothing in the script causing this, a simple exit script step causes the same behaviour.

The problem is, if the user has chosen to hide the window whilst working in other applications then it should remain that way unless the user chose otherwise..

Steps to reproduce the problem

Create a script
Trigger it with an OnTimer script trigger
Minimise FileMaker to the dock
Open Safari (or anything else)
Wait for the OnTimer to activate

Expected result

FileMaker's window to remain hidden, as they currently do on the Windows Platform.

Actual result

FileMaker's window will restore from minimised state, thankfully it will remain in the background (not active) however the window should not display if the user chose to hide / minimise it

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