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Typed characters are lost or delayed when FileMaker is busy in background

Discussion created by appworks on Nov 5, 2015
Latest reply on Dec 4, 2015 by TSGal

If FileMaker Pro (13 all versions and 14 all versions through 14.0v3) is running a task such as importing records, exporting records, or looping through a script, other apps running on the Mac frequently don't respond to keyboard action at all.

 

For example, if you import 10,000 names into a contact database, and then open TextEdit, often you can type several words and no letters will appear. The problem seems much worse with looping scripts than exports or imports.

 

This happens on all of our Macs, on both Pro and Advanced, and in other programs besides Text editors.

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