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Script manager lost focus if ExecuteOnTimer script step is launched

Question asked by SergeBerney-KinSA on May 3, 2012
Latest reply on Jun 1, 2012 by SergeBerney-KinSA

Summary

Script manager lost focus if ExecuteOnTimer script step is launched

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

12 Pro & 12 Advanced - French version

Operating system version

Windows 7 64bits - French version

Description of the issue

If a script is executed every X seconds with script step "ExecuteOnTimer", the script manager (scripts list or script editor) loose focus each time the script is executed.

Sometimes, users report that they are unable to type in a field on a template or got a "beep" when trying to enter in a field...

Steps to reproduce the problem

Create 2 scripts :
1)
  Name : DoSomething
  Script : you can leave it blank

2)
  Name : StartTimer
  Script : Execute On Timer : "DoSomething" every 2 seconds

Lauch "StartTimer" and put focus on Script manager (or script name field), every 2 seconds, the focus is lost...

Expected result

No lost focus when script on timer is executed (execute in background).

Actual result

Every 2 seconds, the focus is lost on the script manager

Workaround

Must stop first "ExecuteOnTimer" script to enable editing script...

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