I'm trying to create a drop down list for a particular field but FM stops working when I click to make a new list in Inspector.
Win 10pro 64bit
It was working temporarily after the Registry Clean and reinstall. I would guess something thrid-party is causing the issue over time. Any little freeware applications or software you can think of that would be the culprit? I'd be happy to look at your System Information, but I can't guarantee I'll be able to make exact recommendations on what to remove.
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This isn't an issue I've seen in the past. If you could provide a little more information:
-What do you mean by "stops working"? (Does the application stop responding?)
-This is happening when clicking the Control Style drop-down for a field or when actually setting (selecting) the Drop-down list option?
-Does this happen in a new file?
"stops working"Message from Windows "FileMaker Pro has stopped working" A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available."
All's well when I go to Edit Layout, select a field then in Inspector under Control Style select Drop-down list. The problem occurs every time I click on the 'Create or edit value lists icon. At this point Windows tells me FileMaker has stopped working! Eventually FMP is closed.
This happens on a new file, my file and when I use one of FMP's Starter Solution files.
FrankWin 10 pro 64bit with the latest updates
I'm not seeing other reports of this issue.
I would recommend starting with a fresh download of the installer and reinstall.
You might also see if the issue occurs in a New User on the machine.
I hope this helps!
I'll try your suggestion but I'm using FMP 15 Trial with only 8 days left. Will I be able to download and install FMP on the same PC?
Thanks for your help.
You can reinstall the trial on the same machine, it will use the trial time period that it was originally installed. So, you'll still have 8 days left.
Last evening I uninstalled FMP, cleaned the registry and downloaded a fresh installer file. All went well and I was over the moon - I could now create drop-downs or pop-ups.
However getting back to my project this afternoon I have the very same problem - with my files or the starter solution files.
My PC is working well in all other respects.
Thanks for the reply and suggestions. I'm not at my PC at the moment but I'll check a few apps later and get back to you.
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Following your suggestion I searched and found that something called ByteFence Anti-Malware had managed to install itself a couple of days ago - I don't recall agreeing to anything of that name. I went to 'Programs and Features' and uninstalled it, opened FMP and I am once again able to create and edit drop-downs etc.
So thanks again, all's well for now.
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