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Field text shifts vertically as you type bug on FileMaker Go

Question asked by alex117 on May 31, 2018
Latest reply on Jun 8, 2018 by TSGal

Product and version

FileMaker Go_iPad


OS and version

iOS 11.4



iPad 6th generation 2018



There is slight vertical shift in the text as you type into a text field. It can be distracting to users. This issue is present on the standard Contacts starter app that comes with FileMaker Pro 17 Advanced. Apps with the Universal Touch theme or custom themes based on the Universal Touch theme also share this issue. It seems unique to iOS because I do not see any text jitter on the macOS desktop client.


How to replicate

Open the Contacts starter app on iOS. Navigate to any layout with a text field and start typing. Zoom in to view the text shift slightly upward and downward as you type. Please see attached video for example.


Workaround (if any)

Make the text field a height larger than the standard/minimum height it normally uses. This is not optimal as it requires you tamper with each field’s default height to fix the problem.