2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 28, 2011 8:38 AM by Streamtime_1

    Window resizes when running FMP11 in Terminal Services



      Window resizes when running FMP11 in Terminal Services


      FileMaker Pro



      Operating system version

      Windows Server 2003

      Description of the issue

      When opening an additional layout in a new window (Go to Related Record...Using Layout:...) when client is running in Terminal Services, the original layout size is resized automatically - reduced significantly.

      Once the user returns to the main window, they need to manually re-size it to it's original state. This happens consistently when a new window is created.

      Has anyone seen/experienced this before?

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      In our database, selecting a button which produces a new window eg to print, the original window is resized.

      Expected result

      For the original window size to remain unchanged.

      Actual result

      Original window is resized - significantly reduced.


      none so far, user has to manually re-size the window.

        • 1. Re: Window resizes when running FMP11 in Terminal Services

          This happens even if you are not using Terminal Services. At least it does if the main window is maximized.

          Was the main window maximized in your system?

          I can minimize this effect on my system but not eliminate it entirely.

          Immediately after the new window is created, I add a step that resizes the main window back to the maximum screen dimensions. You can't use maximize here, but you can use get functions that return the screen height and width in a move resize window step.

          Then I use a script to close the new window and include a step to maximize the system to restore windows back to their original state. The result is the main window "twitches" a bit as it snaps down to just a bit smaller than the application window and then closing the new window triggers another "twitch" as the system returns to it's maximized state.

          I searched my own known bug list DB, but can't find a reference to this issue. Either my original report predated the creation of this database or FileMaker didn't consider it a bug... The database does include scripts that demonstrate this work around if you want to take a look: 


          • 2. Re: Window resizes when running FMP11 in Terminal Services

            Thanks for the response. Yes, I believe the window is maximised in our system.

            I have passed your info back to our dev team so they can work their magic. I'm going to take a look at the demo scripts now for my info...

            thanks again.