Server vs. Client tabbing in Web Direct

Discussion created by jgill@occu-med.com on Apr 12, 2016
Latest reply on Apr 18, 2016 by TSGal

Product and version
Tested in FileMaker 14 server and FileMaker Pro Advanced 14.4 & 14.5

OS and version

Server OS Tested: Windows Server 2012 R2
Client OS Tested: Mac OS X 10.11.4

Browser and version (for WebDirect only)

Internet Explorer 10

Chrome 49.0.2623.112 (64-Bit)

Safari 9.1


iMac (Retina 5k, 27-Inch, Late 2014)

Dell PowerEdge R520


Adding a drop-down button to a layout negates all client-side tabbing on that layout

How to replicate

Open & host any one of the starter solutions in FileMaker Pro Advanced 14 on FileMaker Server.  Open the solution and navigate to the Startup page (this page should be blank).  Add a series of fields to the layout and navigate to the layout in Web Direct.  Tabbing through the fields is speedy.


Now add a dropdown button to the layout and try tabbing through the fields.

Workaround (if any)
Do not use dropdown buttons in layouts in Web Direct that require the user to tab through fields