If you check Product Ideas, you'll find one requesting this where you can vote in favor of it.
Personally, I found this nonstandard use of the scroll wheel--which normally scrolls the window in other apps, to be a negative and not a positive, but others were caught by surprise by this change in behavior and have asked for an option to allow it.
It was data dangerous, a constant source of complaints, prematurely committed records, etc.
Try with this free software, XMouseButtonControlSetup
With CTRL UP and CTRL DOWN for scroll up and down
While I feel your pain when something like this changes, that behavior was the source of complaints all over the forums for year .
It was also the cause of a lot of data integrity issues. Many unexplained.
I have found this to be a legacy habit left over from users that expect to work in FM like they did in Excel. There are ways around this semi-natural reaction.
1. Find research that shows a productivity increase by searching and working on 1 record at a time.
2. Using something like Master Detail 2.0 on ModularFileMaker.org. That can give them the view at a glance they desire.
3. Time. It will take a little time and they will get used to working that way. And find a flow that makes them more productive.
At a previous job, I set up timing and tracking of edits and general usage. Changing the flow had the following effect:
1. User data entry error went down by nearly 75%.
2. Data entry speed increased by nearly 30%.
3. Users spent less times looking for data in list view. Approximately 50% less time.
We were able to shift labor hours from general data entry and data maintenance to others areas that needed attention.
Just a few thoughts.
It's really too bad that people didn't comment on the Product Ideas that lead to it being removed. In the end, that may have made it more of an option.
But I stand by my comments. It's dangerous to the data ( as Bruce worded it ). There was a time I used that functionality. But many of the mysterious data problems I used to run into went away I prevented scrolling records. And long term, began to better isolate the record the user was working with. Made debugging and working with the data so much easier.
I have since 2 days FMP15. Removal of scrolling through records worst change since I use Filemaker (FMP6). We have a dbase with a lot of spare-part articles. When we search an article we do a find request but sometimes we have a result of 50 and more. In that case we could really fast scrolling through de records with PICTURES of the spare-parts. Now we have to press Ctrl + a lot of times the arrow key OR click a lot of times on the mouse button. This is so ... .
I rolled-back to FMP13. I hope for an update of FMP15 in the very near future with with scrolling through records on again!
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If you display your records in list view, you can still use the thumb wheel to scroll the window to quickly review all records in your found set. You can even take a layout designed for Form view--one record to a "screen" and view it in list view in order to scroll through them rapidly.
When you return a list of multiple records, the user expects to see a list. So show them a list. They can still scroll and click on the one they want to see. Pictures and all.
- Hi. Some people here advice
me to use list view. I use list view for record selection or
data overview (like an excel sheet) of article data in some applications.
But 99% of the time the users only work in form view (to find stock
articles, no editing of data). They always ask me to
use form view as much as possible because fields
are always on the same position and they can browse fast through the
records in a glance. They don't like that fields scroll up/down like in
list view. Now with FMP15 they have to click a lot of times on the mouse button
(+ arrow positioned on the correct button) or "Ctrl+arrow" to browse
fast through the records. That is not handy. Today 3 users got a new pc with
FMP15 instead of FMP13. Within 15 minutes I got a message with the question
what I have done with the mouse scroll button! Fast browsing through records
was the mean advantage for our application. I don't understand that Filemaker
changed that hard coded without an option to use the scroll button for browsing
through records or not. I really hope they come as fast as possible with
an update for this.
- Hi. Some people here advice
But they don't have to "click a lot of times".
One click to leave the fast scrolling list view where each record is a narrow row of info to change to another layout--possibly in its own window to show the detail view. A popover button in the list view might even be used.
One click to return to the original fast scrolling list--either by changing layouts, closing the window or closing the popover.
If they hover over the record selection area of the status toolbar, does it still work for you?
No. Scroll button not working when hover over the record selection area. Browsing only possible by clicking the mouse button.