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Making a field active

Question asked by ollimuller on Jun 19, 2018
Latest reply on Jun 19, 2018 by ollimuller



I am using FMA 17 on a Mac and have come across an issue that is driving me crazy.


I am creating a solution for a Learner Management System. As part of this I have some layouts that pop up as cards or windows. I have set a script on the loading of the record that would select/highlight the first field where entry is required (essentially to guide to the user to start entering info).


When I test the layouts within the (for want of a better expression) Filemaker Container, the script runs perfectly and the first field in each layout becomes active, but as soon as I load the layouts through a "New Window" script (window or card), it no longer highlights the first field. Here I would have to first tap the tab key to activate the first field.


Is this a bug or am I missing something? Since it does make the first field active by pressing tab, is there a way I can script a pressed tab key to overcome this issue?