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overlong alerts can't be closed, FM has to be force-quitted

Question asked by FutureTap on Apr 30, 2009

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overlong alerts can't be closed, FM has to be force-quitted

Description of the issue

If the script step "Execute AppleScript" produces overlong error output, the alert box is so high that the OK button is out of screen and can't be clicked. I'm not aware of any keyboard shortcut to close the alert, either. Enter doesn't work and the systemwide control of dialogs via keyboard does not work in FileMaker. Because the alert is modal, all menu commands including Close and Quit are disabled leaving no other option than force-quitting FileMaker. Needless to say this is very bad for every database.

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