3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 18, 2014 2:37 PM by bj9545dunn

    Pop Over Buttons Do Not Display on iPad



      Pop Over Buttons Do Not Display on iPad


      FileMaker Go



      Operating system version

      ios 7.1

      Description of the issue

      Pop over buttons on layouts do not display on iPad.  Same layouts viewed on iPhone, FMPro or WebDirect show and function as expected.

      I have tried creating new simple pop over buttons with same result.  These did display before.  Only change I am aware of is recent ios update.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Create regular button and a pop over button on layout.  View with iPad.

      Expected result

      Both buttons should be visible.

      Actual result

      Regular button displays.  Pop Over button does not display.

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear



        • 1. Re: Pop Over Buttons Do Not Display on iPad

          Byron Dunn: 

               Thank you for the post.


               I am unable to replicate. To test, I performed the following steps:


               1. Created a New Database

               2. Added a Popover button to the layout

               3. Added some text to the Popover part

               4. Transferred to FileMaker Go 13.0.3 on an iOS 7.1 iPad 3 

               5. Opened the file with FileMaker Go 13

               6. Tapped the Popover


               The Popover part displays with the text. 


               Perhaps, I am missing a step to replicate?



               FileMaker, Inc.

          • 2. Re: Pop Over Buttons Do Not Display on iPad

                 Byron -

                 Thank you for your message.

                 I was unable to reproduce the issue you reported with Popovers not displaying / functioning on an iPad running FileMaker Go 13.0.3.

                 I created a very simple file using FileMaker Pro 13 that included a Popover Button.  I then transferred the file to my iPad and confirmed that the Popover button displayed and functioned just as it did in FileMaker Pro.

                 Could it have anything to do with the proximity of the Popover Button to the Header part that is on your layout.  It should not matter but I see from your screenshot that it opens / overlaps the header somewhat.  Just curious if you have better results if you make the Popover appear completely in the Body part.

                 FileMaker, Inc.

            • 3. Re: Pop Over Buttons Do Not Display on iPad

                   Thanks TSFalcon and TS_Shark for your quick reply and testing.  

                   After seeing your responses, I got to thinking that it must be just MY iPad that is having the problem.  

                   Here's what fixed it.  Deleted the Filemaker Go 13 app and then reloaded it and my missing buttons showed up as expected!

                   Thanks again.