I have a question about this step:
3. Using the Tools menu, install Custom Menu Set 1
How did you do that? Custom menus are assigned to layouts so if you change the custom menu for layout A in window 2, you've also changed the custom menu for Layout A in Window 1...
Perhaps that's just a matter of a less than perfect description of what you did with this step.
FWIW: In Windows XP, if I open two windows, select a layout with the default menu then pull the second window to the front and select a layout with the custom menu override of View as Form and then click the View as form button in the background window, the override script is not performed as I would expect.--which could just mean that this is a Mac only issue.
One layout in two different windows can most certainly have different current menu sets. Using the Tools menu, you can change the installed menu set on the fly, for this layout in this window, without changing it for the layout as a whole in Layout Setup. (This could also be done with a script).
Tools > Custom Menus > Custom Menu Set 1
When creating a new window, the current menu set is copied to the new window, which is the reason for step 5 (reverting to the standard FileMaker menus).
Hadn't noticed that option before! For those searching for the Tools menu, this menu is specific to FileMaker Advanced. I cannot reproduce this on Windows XP so this apparently is a Mac issue.
Thank you for your posts.
I can replicate the problem using FileMaker Pro 11v2 Advanced on Mac OS X 10.5.8 and Mac OS X 10.6.4. The problem does not exist on Windows XP SP3.
Interestingly, the opposite was also reported at:
That is, the custom menu of the current window becomes active on the non-active window.
I have attached your post and my findings to the original case. The problem was confirmed by our Testing department and it has been sent to our Development team.