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Quick Search Always highlighted

Question asked by MattLeach on Apr 30, 2012
Latest reply on May 10, 2016 by TSGal


Quick Search Always highlighted


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

Win 7 Pro

Description of the issue

When you perform a find using the quick search you are brought to the record you serached for. The contents of the quick find field are highlighted in blue.

Prior to v12, if after you performed your find using quick search and clicked on any area in the database, the quick find field would no longer be highlighted in blue.

In v12, the contents of the quick find field stay highlighted in blue.

Due to the contents still being highlighted, this give the end user the impression that the field is still active although it is not. I've had several users think it was still active and when they begin to type their criteria, they would be typing into an actual field unexpectedly or you will be presented with a window saying "Before typing, press Tab or click in a field, or choose the New Record menu command"

Steps to reproduce the problem

enter criteria into quick find box.
perform the search.
click anywhere outside of quick find box.

Expected result

Expected result would be for the contents of the quick find field to no longer be highlighted.

Actual result

the contents of the field remain highlighted.


You have to manually re-highlight the content in the quick search box, then enter your cirteria