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WebDirect Can't Select Empty Fields

Question asked by egnagey on Jan 22, 2016
Latest reply on May 20, 2016 by TSGal

FileMaker Advanced 14.0.2

Mac 10.9.5

Chrome 47.0.2526.111 (64-bit), Safari 9.0.1, FireFox 42.0


Cannot select by cursor (desktop) or finger (mobile) fields without data in WebDirect.  In Browse mode this is any field without data.  In Find mode this is every field.  Essentially WebDirect can only understand the mouse click if there's data to be clicked, rather than the object click itself.  There are no objects layered on top of these fields, and these fields work normally in the desktop client as well as FM Go. 


How to replicate

Add fields to a layout and edit the field attributes (such as boarders, typeface, etc.).  It's indiscernible which attribute is causing this issue, as the glitch does not happen immediately.

Workaround (if any)

Tab from a filled field to the field of choice, or in Find mode tab to the first field and then the necessary field from there.  There doesn't appear to be a workaround in mobile versions of WebDirect, as the iPhone does not have a tab key.


Any known solutions would be appreciated!