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Short-key switching windows calls Help (German version)

Question asked by arnoldkegebein on May 11, 2012
Latest reply on Jul 4, 2013 by nilsw


Short-key switching windows calls Help (German version)


FileMaker Pro


FM11.x, FM12.0

Operating system version

OS X 10.6.8

Description of the issue

Mac OS offers an option in System Preferences to enable keyboard shortcuts for "Move focus to next window in application". On a German keyboard the assigned key combination is ⌘<. Moving the focus to the previous window is ⌘>. > is on the same key as <, therefore you actual press ⇧⌘< to move to the previous window.

Unfortunately in FileMaker, using ⌘< will open FileMaker Help.

This is very annoying!

Steps to reproduce the problem

Get a Mac with a German keyboard.
Install FileMaker.
Open FileMaker.
Press ⌘<.

Expected result

Set focus to the next window in application.

Actual result

FileMaker Help opens.

Configuration information

Mac with German keyboard.
It does not matter if the OS language setting is changed to German or US. In both cases ⌘< will open FileMaker Help.