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Opening Filemaker database with option key down causes finder window to close in OS X 10.10.1

Question asked by ScottBleackley on Jan 14, 2015
Latest reply on Jan 16, 2015 by robertnaud

Summary

Opening Filemaker database with option key down causes finder window to close in OS X 10.10.1

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

13.0v4

Operating system version

OS X 10.10.1

Description of the issue

When we have a database with a default guest account, we hold down the option key while opening the database to enable log in with another account. 

Holding down the option key while launching any file in OS X 10.10.1 causes the finder window that the file is selected from to close.  OS X system behaviour overrides FileMaker option key use.

It would be very helpful if this was not the case.  A very small but often repeated annoyance.

Perhaps an additional alternate key to hold down that would pop up the FileMaker log-in dialog might but a possible solution.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Just hold down the option key while launching any file in OS X 10.10.1 and watch the finder window close.

Expected result

File maker login dialog and no finder window close

Actual result

File maker login dialog and  finder window close

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

It is not an error just requires reopening the finder window again and again during testing... or disabling the guest access :  )

Workaround

disabling the guest access :  ) or any other default access that does not require a password.
Not really a solution ...

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