"Busy" Mouse Pointer Shows outside FileMaker Pro 16

Discussion created by JEDtech on Jul 13, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 14, 2017 by JEDtech

Product and version FileMaker Pro 16.0.2

OS and version macOS Sierra (10.12.5)

Browser and version (N/A)

Hardware MacBook Pro Mid 2014


When FileMaker Pro is processing a long-running script where Allow Abort "Yes" is enabled it displays the "cloverleaf" with a period mouse pointer indicating that the script can be stopped by typing Cmd-.


If FileMaker Pro is put into the background while running the script and when it changes the mouse pointer to Cmd-. it will change the mouse pointer in foreground applications instead of only when FileMaker is in front or when the cursor is moved over a FileMaker window in the background.


The mouse pointer of the foreground application should not be changed when the the pointer is over the foreground application's window or when over a background application's window unless the background application is FileMaker Pro.


See attached screen-shot of FileMaker cursor over a Safari window.


How to replicate

Create a long-running script that has Allow User Abort: Yes enabled, put FileMaker Pro in the background running the script and move the mouse pointer over a foreground application.


Workaround None known.  The problem has been around since before FileMaker 16