You can customize menu for user not open other files, but user can open any file double clicking it. Once other files are opened, you can't control behavior of files others created.
If you don't need file sharing (and some features), run-time run alone with only your files.
Thanks for your reply, However, maybe I didn't make it clear what I want to do.
Below is a screen shot of a little app I am playing with and all I want to do with this or any other app is make it so the first two lines below is not on the screen when my LOTTERY TRACKER window is in use by a user. I want the user to see only what I have on my layout, in this case LOTTERY TRACKER, period. I don't want the Filemaker Pro Advanced screen or the FIle Edit View, etc screen to be seen.
So "Kiosk mode" may be what you want, find the keyword in help. But this hide not only FM window, all other applications.
Those first two lines are not another window but are the "Status Toolbar" of the current window. You can turn it off from the View menu.
"Status Toolbar" is not "first two lines", they are under the 3rd line "LOTTERY TRACKER".
Thanks for your input. However with everything turned off from the view menu below is what I see:
I don't want the line that say "Filemaker Pro Advanced, or the line that start
with File Edit View etc. And I don't want the vertical scroll bar on far right side of the screen.
I have a vertical scroll bar right under the red close box which is all I want to see.
Thanks, I do remember reading something about kiosk mode a couple years back. Will read up on that to see if it will do what I want. There has to be a way to get rid of the Filemaker overhead because I have developed in other languages, and I use apps created in other languages and don't see logos from the behind the scene driving language.
There has to be a way to get rid of the Filemaker overhead because I have developed in other languages, and I use apps created in other languages and don't see logos from the behind the scene driving language.
Faulty logic because A) FileMaker isn't "another language" and B) well, if FileMaker were exactly like one of the other languages, it would be that other language.
In any case, I think what you're referring to is the FM application window. Like some other applications, the application itself has a window, within which "your" windows, the actual file windows, show.
On FM for Mac, there isn't an application window, although the menu bar still shows in place when one of the file windows is selected.
For now, at least, that's just the window model that FM has chosen for the Windows version. Kiosk mode may get you closer to what you want, but otherwise there isn't a way to run an FM file as an app of its own, without the surrounding application window.
FileMaker isn't a language, it's an application. With it, you can create solutions, not other applications.
Thanks Chris for your response. I pretty much figured there is no way to
get rid of the Filemaker window but was just trying to confirm the fact. I
won't quibble with you about weather the out from Filemaker is a solution
or database application program. Tomato or Tomarto, results are the same.
Again, thanks James.
Write a feature request to FileMaker and ask for it.
Than wait a few years and see if they change it.
its as if you just wanted to display a webpage without the browser frame
It's bad example, I can display a webpage without the browser frame using F11 (full screen) on Firefox
And, same(?) developer use F11 key for "show/hide Today pane" on Thunderbird. They seems thinking email soft is not expected to run on full screen.
Thanks, I now realize it can't be done.
I was thinking Filemaker Pro was a programming language like others I have
worked with for years and years on Mainframe and lower level computers.
Someone pointed out that Filemaker create SOLUTIONS and not application
programs. I think that is nuts but have to go with the flow.
I used Filemaker to created database Applications for County Government for
years but they always had the Filemaker background layer so one day decided
to see if I could get rid of it.
The "File Edit View" etc. are Filemaker's menus. They can be modified and can be deleted. The book, "Filemaker Pro the missing manual" has sections on "Custom Menus" and "Removing a Menu." No doubt other Filemaker books also discuss those topics. I don't know if you can also remove the "Filemaker Pro Advanced" at the top.