Retina Display: FileMaker 15 UI gets unresponsive on input fields w/ scrollbars

Discussion created by user17187 on Dec 30, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 28, 2017 by TSGal

This is a severe bug on all Retina Macs (El Capitan & Sierra)

Filemaker 15 gets extremely slow when you have a layout with fields w/ vertical scrollbars and 4 side autosizing enabled.



- Have a Mac with a Retina display (like a MBP Retina)

- Have Sierra or El Capitan on your Mac installed

- Have latest FileMaker / Advanced installed

- Have only one window (no Script Editor open!)

- Have a layout with one field with vertical scrollbars enabled

- Click Inspector Inspector button in the layout bar, then click Position. In the Autosizing area, select all 4 anchor lines.

- Put text into the field, so that it needs a lot of scrolling


You will notice:

- The click into that field needs much longer than expected until it is active

- Scrolling is very sluggish

- Selecting text is very sluggish

- Input is very sluggish


Then open the same FM DB on a Non-Retina Mac (w/ Sierra or El Capitan): Everything is fast as usual. So this is definately a Retina problem.

I added a FMP file to demonstrate.