Slow field input in value-lists under High Sierra

Discussion created by cheesus on Dec 1, 2017
Latest reply on Mar 1, 2018 by philmodjunk

Product and version   

all FMP Versions from 14 to 16


OS and version                       

macOS 10.13.1 and 10.13.2 High Sierra



Documented here is an error of FMP under High Sierra:


If the drop down arrow for a value list is hidden in the inspector, the field will take keystrokes very slowly. This occurs only if the entire field content is selected (which is the default behavior when clicking into the field).

When repositioning the cursor by clicking again or by moving it using the arrow keys, the field suddenly returns to normal speed.


How to replicate

Use a value-list and turn off the arrow symbol in inspector.

Or see my example file that shows the error. The best way to test ist is by typing fast "wild" keyboard inputs with all 10 fingers.


In versions prior to FMP16.0.3, the effect is even worse.