Click on Tools, then Custom Menus, then [Standard Filemaker Menus].
When you make a custom menu set if you don't include any of the commands that have buttons on the status toolbar, they will be greyed out on the status toolbar.
It looks like you also set the Custom Menu as the default for the layout. Everytime you navigate to the layout, the menus will switch to the custom ones. Can be annoying while developing. I prefer to use the Install Menu Set script to get better control over when the custom menus appear. I generally use a script like the following on open:
If[Get(AccountPrivilegeSetName) = "[Full Access]"]
Install Menu Set ["[Standard FileMaker Menus]"; Use as file default]
Install Menu Set ["My Custom Menu"; Use as file default]
This allows the developers to work with the standard FileMaker menus but any other logon shows the custom menus.
Thanks for the replies, I understand what I did now.
What I'm trying to do is make a Menu type area to the left of my layouts. So that it's visible in all the layouts, and I only have one place to edit the menu items. I now understand that by Menus, Filemaker is talking about the application menu bar at the top. While I'm wanting a menu panel inside the layout at the left.
If anyone can help me create such a thing, let me know. Thanks
Unfortunately you have to make those menus on every layout. You can make it on one layout and copy and paste it to others but there is no in built feature to create it in one place and select layouts to place it on.
Thanks! I'll check that out.