I am assuming that the beautiful frameless windows that we see in the training and numerous examples here in the community are only available when running under the Apple OS? I have been trying to open a "frameless" window under Windows 10 without success.
Your assumption is correct, at least for now. Until more recently, application windows in windows were a bit inflexible. FMI is well aware of the demand for multiple independent applications windows for windows OS and it has been a long standing feature request.
Also: Has the "Maximize window" problem been resolved in 15? As long as I don't create a window, I can operate in a maximize world (giving me more screen space and not having to worry about the user clicking on the red X and shutting down the whole app) but as soon as I launch a help screen (in a window so it displays on top of the current screen), I get a window frame around my maximized screen. I then have to close the help window and re-issue an Adjust Window command to get back into maximize. Not pretty bouncing out of and back into maximize.
This isn't necessarily a problem due to the given note above. That's really how multiple sub-windows behave. There is no window change behavior for windowsOS between 14 and 15 as far as I am aware.
Do I just have to resign myself to having a "frame" around every screen in the app?
Until filemaker supports independent application windows for windows OS, then yes.
Traditionally I've always kept windows users in a single view. FileMaker does do a good job of remembering context if you need to switch layouts for something and come back. EG found set, sort order and record position are all maintained.
He means like this:
Where multiple filemaker "windows" are contained in the larger filemaker application window.
I was not sure if he was talking about FileMaker main window. I don't know how they eventually plan to change this, but I think that the app may have it's main window, like all other applications (most of them) on Windows. There are exceptions, for example Gimp where it has a main window containing everything else, or not, depending of a preference.
Microsoft Access has a main Window, I always hate that because it adds something not needed.
Yes. A pencil thin boarder without minimize-maximize-exit buttons or the
stuff along the bottom.
Thanks, Mike. I was afraid this was going to be the response.