Thank you for your post.
There is not a "new" suggested workaround. The vertical scrollbar stops the field input expansion. Our Development, Testing and Product Management departments are aware of this issue, and I have attached your comments to the original report.
Thank you. I hope they understand that new behavior makes the old solution nearly unusable.
My tests have shown that the "vertical scroll bars" DO SHOW, but seem to stop an Edit Box from expanding.
But a drop down box with the option set to "include arrow to show and hide list" , still increases to two lines.
This does as you say muck up a lot of layouts, and from what I have been reading in the forums, has been around since 2010.
The look and feel is what the end user sees and often judges the application by, so this is important.
I apologize for the late reply.
I have also attached your post to the original report. This was not addressed in the latest release of FileMaker Go (12.0.6).