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Mysterious "Script Is Paused" is spontaneous

Question asked by Ward on Sep 29, 2010
Latest reply on Sep 29, 2010 by philmodjunk


Mysterious "Script Is Paused" is spontaneous & unreproducable


FileMaker Pro


FMP Advanced 11.0v2

Operating system version

Mac OS X 10.6.4

Description of the issue

I have a multi-file, multi-window solution that occasionally semi-hangs, that is, I can work in the focused window, but I can't select another window in the same solution or an another unrelated solution.

It took a while to notice the Layout bar was displaying "Script is Paused" with a blue Continue button and a gray Cancel button.

This solution has no Pause steps in any script.  After clicking "Continue," repeating the most recent action has never resulted in another Pause.  So I can't debug what's actually causing the Pause.

The most recent action is probably not relevant because as long as I stay in the same window, the solution seems to behave normally.  So whatever is causing the Pause could have been minutes (or even hours) ago.

"Pause on error" is not enabled in the Script Debugger.

I welcome suggestions on how to isolate this annoying Pause problem.

-- Ward

P.S.  Moments after posting my original note, another Pause appeared.  I clicked "Continue" and the Pause came back immediately.  Clicking "Continue" again cleared the Pause.