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Specify Field and Value Lists do not Jump to Item Name in Pro Advanced 13.0.4 (Mac)

Question asked by honeycomb on Dec 10, 2014
Latest reply on Jan 27, 2015 by TSGal


Specify Field and Value Lists do not Jump to Item Name in Pro Advanced 13.0.4 (Mac)


FileMaker Pro


FileMaker Pro Advanced 13.0.4

Operating system version

OS X 10.9.2

Description of the issue

Directly after updating to Pro Advanced 13.0.4 I noticed during development that when choosing the Specify Field option on an existing field or the Value List modification icon on a field that already contains a value list, after the appropriate window pops up the list does not jump to the selected field or value list. Although the field or value list is actually selected (after scrolling to the field or value list, it is highlighted and selected as expected), it's as if the list just refreshes to the top.

For example, if I have a table with 200 fields and the field on my layout is the last one in the list, if I click "Specify Field", after the dialogue pops up the window shows the fields from the beginning. Now, if I click the up or down arrow, the list will jump back to where I need. But this is a pain. Also, when the dialogue box initially opens, I see it "flash" during this "refresh" process. I can see the blue highlighted field/list and then I see the list jump to the top.

I have verified this is particular issue occurs on different files on different machines. It is not particular to my local install of FM Pro Advanced. I do not know if the issue occurs on FM Pro.

Any insight would would much appreciated.

Steps to reproduce the problem

1. Create a table with more fields than can be displayed when the Specify Dialogue box appears.
2. Create a layout based on that field and add the last field (say, sort the fields on the table alphabetically in Manage Database) to the layout.
3. Select the Field on the layout and click the "Specify Field" option. You will see the dialogue pop up but the window views the topmost fields, not the selected field.

Expected result

List will select the field or value list and make it visible ("jump" to it).

Actual result

Field or value list are selected, but not visible. Only first items are visible.


Either scroll all the way to the field/value list, or click the up arrow or down arrow to jump down to the correct item.