I access the file remotely using FM16A v4.
In layout, I click on an object and the inspector pallet does not see it until I click on the menu bar above.
I have a screen shot a short video (no sound) Any one else? Is this a bug?
It is not normal behavior. I have the same FMPA version on my iMac, and as soon as I click a layout object, the Inspector reacts to it's selection, for instance to display the sizing & placement of the object that is not happening in your video.
It may be a issue with your database. Have you tested another database with the same results? I don't have that issue on my MacBook.
It might also be just a problem layout rather than the whole file. I would also try creating a brand new layout in the same file and see if the problem persists there.
Closed file and remote connection, Reopen and it all works as it should. It still does not explain what happened in the video.
Another thought. Neither you image nor your video show what theme is in use on that layout. Could it be Classic, by any chance?
No never use classic. Theme is always custom
From my experience this is Remote File Dis-connectivity issue!
You could check your remote file has connected properly with your server!!
Still happening, now in a different file. In a second file the Inspector pallet goes blank. Go to the original file in this post go to layout and it works. I think we can throw out the corrupt file thought. Since now it happens in a different file. Maybe it is a network issue.
I have no advice, but I find a few of these weird bugs too, not always repeatable. Most recently, when clicking on a button or button bar, and you click the state dropdown (hover, pressed, etc), sometimes the dropdown is smooshed (all together) so you can't pick one, sometimes its spread out to the same size as if there were 12 options.
Some others minor interface bugs, all around, but I'm usually too annoyed to take a screen shot to report.
This is a known bug that FMI has not fixed yet. It's random.
Referring to SteveMartino post.
I think this is a issue with your remote connection setting. Sometimes items are disable to speed up screen refresh rate.
Just did some testing with a friend so he could see it too. (Random result)
1 Original screen you open always work.
2] Use Layout manager or use new window to open another layout.
3] Resize both widows move them side by side. In the 2nd window in layout the inspector does not work
Now leave that layout open, In the first window open layout.
4] with both windows in layout mode on the first window I click on an object (works as it should,)
Still have both windows in layout I click on the second window and it works.
5] Enter browse mode on 1 st window only , click on an object in 2nd window layout and does NOT work.
I have also seen this happen when duplicating a brand new layout because many object are used in the new layout.
I have also seen the issue go away after closing some windows not in use at the time.
They wanted me to send the file because they cannot reproduce this. Until now I was thinking maybe there is something
wrong with the file, until it happened in a second file. I also cannot send the files because they medical files and HIPAA
would not be happy with me.
(Edit) BTW way the files are served on FMS 15 Maybe there is an issue between FMA16 & FMS15.
Other idea is since 16 breaks out windows like MAC, could have issues. Previous 15 and lower the windows were all contained
in the application.
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