New Layout button greyed out if Custom Menus installed

Discussion created by Fred(CH) on May 18, 2016
Latest reply on May 19, 2016 by Fred(CH)

Product and version

FileMaker Pro Advanced 15.0.1

OS and version

OS X 10.10.5


iMac Retina 5K 27'' Late 2014


In Manage Layouts dialog, if the most front Document window have custom menu installed, New Layout button is greyed out and you cannot push it.

How to replicate

Create a new database and an empty custom menu (the default).

Open the Manage Layout dialog

On your document window, install the empty custom menus

Going back to the manage layout dialog, you cannot add a new layout


Keep a window in Layout mode or with standard menus installed and keep it in the most front when calling the manage dialog.


Interestingly, i was running into this issue for the first time with FileMaker Pro 15 some days ago, but i now can also replicate the issue with FileMaker 14. Strange, since i work with FileMaker Pro 14 all the days, full time since one year.