Copying and pasting several layout objects produces faulty layouts

Discussion created by deffi on Jun 30, 2016
Latest reply on Jan 16, 2018 by TSGal

Product and version

Filemaker Pro Advanced 15


OS and version

Windows 10


Browser and version (for WebDirect only)

Bug occurs in client only



Whenever layout objects are copied that consist of several elements (such as popover buttons, slide controls, etc.), Filemaker 15 has a tendency to crash. This in itself is frustrating, but this also leaves behind faulty layout objects that cannot be modified in any way without Filemaker crashing. Recovering the Filemaker database does not repair these objects.



How to replicate

Create a popover button or slide control and add many different objects with script triggers etc. to it. Then, copy the parent object. When pasting, Filemaker 15 will often crash. This does not happen with the same layout objects in Filemaker 14 when opening the same database.


Workaround (if any)

Copying many objects in one step seems to work better in Filemaker 14.