Hello; can I freeze the order of open windows in FileMaker so I keep a specific file on top all times? See attached.
I need to keep the order of open files as below;
And when I go to any files the order will be same and not changed.
Can you help us understand why you want this? What problem(s) are you currently experiencing that you believe this would solve? Or what are you trying to accomplish where you think this is the best way of doing it?
Generally the topmost window is what receives keyboard input. So if I want to enter information in the Customer window, that window needs to be topmost. I can't have Items be the topmost window and then expect to enter information into the Customer window. So please help us understand a little more what you are trying to accomplish?
Because I use main file Items to go to other files and I need to keep them in same order so I can switch between them without looking at which is on the top and which on the bottom. Also this may prevent the situation now happing when I minimize FileMaker it will minimize the current file and I must minimize each file separately. In old versions when I minimize it will minimize all open files and when maximizing will do same for all opened files.
Why not just create a custom menu and map the desired keystroke to the window or layout you desire?
FileMaker 16 on Windows switched to a multiple-document interface where multiple windows can be opened and operated independently, whereas previously it had been a single-document interface with only a single window. Changing the order of the windows won't force all windows to be minimized together.
When you say you use the Items window to "go to the other files" what do you mean by that? Are you using buttons and scripts? When you switch between them what are you doing in the different windows? What are the roles of the different windows and why is it necessary to have multiple windows open, since it seems that you'd prefer to work with just one window? I'd like to understand better what you are trying to do so that we can give you good advice.
The "windows" menu show them as their z-order, so the first window is always which you are working, you can't change it.
To minimize all windows, on Windows you can use shfit-right click on task bar, then the menu item is there. OSX would have same shortcut.
Not quite sure if this will suit your purpose, but if you want to keep a specific window topmost you can open it as a Floating Document window. This will ensure that it will always "float" in front of other windows. (e.g. If another window has focus and is moved to the same screen area as the floating window it will slide behind the floating one.)
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