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Return = carriage return, or submit calc?

Question asked by kcunning on Dec 11, 2011
Latest reply on Dec 11, 2011 by thosliot

This behavior isn't exactly new, but I finally decided to ask about it: when I'm in the calc editor (e.g., defining a calc field, or setting a variable, etc.) and I use the "return" key, it used to ALWAYS enter a carriage return into the text, notwithstanding that the "OK" button was always lit up.

 

More recently, it SOMETIMES inserts a carriage return, and OTHER TIMES it causes the "OK" button to trigger, submitting the calc and closing the calc definition box. I am starting to get into the habit of using Shift-Return to insert carriage returns inthe calc box (since I can't rely on the old behavior), but I'd prefer not to have to Shift, and it would be nice to understand the behavior so I can work with it instead of being surprised by it.

 

Can anyone describe the algorithm this is being followed by FileMaker here?

 

(FWIW, I'm on Mac OS 10.6.8, FMPA 11.0v4 -- but I've been seeing this mixed behavior for a while.)

 

Thanks, --Kevin

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