Script Workspace scrolls when you click to other tabs within it

Discussion created by danshockley on Feb 13, 2017
Latest reply on May 9, 2017 by TSGal

Product and version: FileMaker Pro Advanced 15.0.3)

OS and version: Mac OS X 10.10.5

Browser and version (for WebDirect only): n/a

Hardware: MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)



When using Script Workspace with multiple scripts open in different tabs, switching between those tabs seems to silently scroll (to smaller line numbers) what part of a given script you were looking at in the tab you left, whether or not you scroll in the tab you switched to. This makes it hard to keep track of what you are working on when you have multiple tabs open.


How to replicate:

You have 2 tabs open in Script Workspace. In tab #1, you have a script that has at least a couple hundred lines, and the script step visible in the bottom of the screen is line 200. You click to tab #2, then click back to tab #1. Line 200 has moved off the bottom of the screen so that you can no longer see where you were actually working, with perhaps line #180 now at the bottom of the screen. Click to tab #2, then back to tab #1. Line 200 has moved even _farther_ down, with perhaps line #160 now at the bottom.


It may be that line-wrapping is part of the bug, but I'm not sure.


Workaround (if any):

Before clicking to a different tab, memorize what line number you were working on in the tab you are leaving. Or, highlight it before you leave, so you can press the up-arrow or down-arrow and the script auto-scrolls to that step.

Neither one of these workarounds should be necessary.