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Show Window Opens Wrong Window

Question asked by debi on Oct 31, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 31, 2018 by debi

Summary

Window > Show Window > pick a window opens window listed BELOW the one I clicked on

 

Product

FileMaker Pro Advanced

 

Version

17.0.1.143

 

Operating system version

MacOS Sierra 10.12.6

 

Hardware

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)

 

Description of the Issue

When I choose Window > Show Window > <window name>, the file below the one picked opens

 

Steps to reproduct the problem

Choose Window > Show Window > <pick a window name>

 

Expected result

Selected window opens

 

Actual result

Window listed immediately below selected window opens

 

Workaround

Just go back and open the window I wanted

 

Plug-ins

None

 

Notes

Now that I've read about some similar issues (Show Window menu items open wrong window @ https://community.filemaker.com/thread/138167 8/8/2011 and Problem with Show Window @ https://community.filemaker.com/thread/137486, 9/24/2010) I can narrow this down a little bit. It only seems to happen the first time I am choosing a window from the list, until I restart FMP. It does not seem to happen with windows that I've set to hide manually. It (perhaps) only happens with this group of files I've been working with that came from a client: These were all (or at least mostly) created pre-v7, and converted by someone else to v7; I have converted the set to v12. I am using a script in the "menu" file that opens and hides all the other related files. I have a video I can share (but not publicly) that demonstrates the problem.

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