Since upgrading to FMP 17, the Button Bar Setup dialog box has a light font that can't be read. Is there a fix?
If my memory serves me well, this issue is already described in past posts, do a search on the Community.
I think it dates back before 17.
Can you change the color of the text in the inspector?
Do you have an older version(15 or 16)? If so, open the same database in there and see if the issue persist. If it does persist, then run a recover on the database and open the recovered database and check for the issue.
Let us know what happens when you try this.
Did a lot of searching before I posted this question but couldn't find it discussed anywhere.
I can't seem too. The only text that changes if I try that is the text for the name of the button segment. Is there a way to change dialog box appearances?
I don't have an older version, but I did try recovering the file, and the same problem was still there.
Can you post your specifications: FM version, OS (& version)? Sometimes these make a difference when our TS (tech support) are helping. tsplatypus can research based on what you have. Others may also have clues for you!
Beverly, thank you for asking about this. I'm using FMP Advanced 22.214.171.124 on a MacBook with Mojave 10.14
Do you see this issue in any other databases? Or any newly created databases? What about in a clone of the database? Do you have another machine you can put the database on and see if the same thing happens?
I also want you to go to the FileMaker Preferences and Reset the Dialog box sizes. If that doesn't change anything, Safe Boot your Mac and see how it looks like. If it seems normal after that, might mean something third party is effecting FileMaker.
Also, what did you upgrade from if you don't have an older version of FileMaker?
Thank you so much for these questions. I will probably not be able to answer them all until tomorrow.
This is a compatibility issue with Mojave. It's listed here:
Thank you so much for this information!
Do you see this issue in any other databases? Or any newly created databases?
Yes and yes.
What about in a clone of the database? Do you have another machine you can put the database on and see if the same thing happens?
Same issue with clone. Don't have another machine to try.
I also want you to go to the FileMaker Preferences and Reset the Dialog box sizes.
That didn't resolve the problem.
If that doesn't change anything, Safe Boot your Mac and see how it looks like. If it seems normal after that, might mean something third party is effecting FileMaker.
Prefer not to do that for now.
Upgraded from FMP 16 (not advanced).
Thank you for the link to the FMP 16 demo. Had the same issue with old and new files in it.
Thank you again for your help!
Can't say we didn't try. All right, I will take all this information you have given me and add it to our report. If I can any fixes or new steps to try, I will let you know. Thank you for doing all of this for me. If you notice any changes out of the blue, please let us know. With this being a known issue, more users will come to forums and I am hoping they see this first.
I'm thinking that the compatibility issue with Mojave that JimmyCox mentioned is causing my situation.
Thank you again so much for your help!
It is, but I am going through a lot of troubleshooting steps to see if there is a work around or a fix for it. Seeing as your post got a loot of attention, you were the best person to start doing steps with. Was more or less hoping to find a way to help future users with the issue, fix it. You were excellent in helping me on this, I truly appreciate it.
Beverly, to be specific, the problem with this Button Bar dialog is that the Add/Delete button and the Back/Forward button appear as white on white, thus making it tough to use. I wound up deleting buttons off the button bar several times before realizing what was going on, then experimented to understand what the other white buttons were meant to do. I was able to discover the actual button icons by dimming my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) screen to almost black, but that made it impossible to read everything else. If these button icons were white on black of black on white, their visual effect would be much better.
Occurs with both FMPA 126.96.36.199 Trial and FMP 188.8.131.520 on macOS Mohave Version 10.14.1 Beta (18B57c).
For Harriet and Beverly,
Am seeing the problem with FMP17Advance (Trial) and FMP16 (Single) with macOS 10.14.1 Mojave on MBPro (Retina 15" 2013), using the stock Color LCD Display profile. HOWEVER, when I change the Color Display Profile to ACES DG Linear, the dialog box appears okay, while Generic RGB and HD709-A are usable, as these profiles appear to have darker contrast ; all others being too bright and washing out white on gray.
Dark Mode and NightShift do not help.
The problem DOES NOT manifest on FMPA17 nor FMP16 with macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra on Mac mini(Mid 2011) with Cinema HD display with Color profile of Cinema HD Display, though white on very light gray seems a strange contrast choice.
I hope this aids in making adjustments while, for now, I'll switch to ACES CG when designing using FMPA17.
PS: I attached the Cinema HD Display to my MBP17, then opened the Button Bar Dialog on the MBP17 using the default LCD profile. The white on gray items were washed out. HOWEVER, when I moved that dialog box to the Cinema HD Display screen using with the Cinema HD or the LCD profile, the dialog box was not washed out. To me it appears to be a problem with the LCD profile for the MBP Retina display. Now, if I can only figure out how to use ColorSync to create a profile to fix the contrast.
REPOST TO ORIGINAL QUESTOON: For Harriet and Beverly,
PPS: On further investigation, the Color Profile named "Rec. ITU-R BT.709-5" appears to be better than the stock Color LCD profile as the 'color' seems to be the same, while the contrast allows reading of the add/delete and back/forward white on gray buttons.
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