I am currently working on a FileMaker Go file and would like to completely hide all of the toolbars etc, including the one that appears when the keyboard pops up, i.e. with the Previous/Next buttons which are meant for 'tabbing' into fields.
I've managed to almost get what I want by turning the file into running in 'kiosk mode' for non admin accounts by using FileMaker pro advanced... However still cannot find a way to hide the tab navigation bar that appears with the keyboard, so if anyone has an answer to this, would be great to hear..... I did try turning off all tab navigation in FMP, but that didn't work....
My feeling is that the toolbar state should be respected. If it is off it should remain off and vice versa.
Does the toolbar display when it has been hidden and locked? That's a serious problem. Locking the toolbar/statusbar is a method of locking the user to the current record. Any system that relies on this behaviour will be compromised on fmGo.
I agree that not being able to control the bottom toolbar is a terrible design decision on FM's part.
My app is designed to work with an external keyboard with the ipad sitting up like a screen, but still requires user to interact by touching the ipad screen. When the toolbar appears, this causes buttons to be more difficult to touch as sometimes the layout will scroll. This makes for a terrible user experience!
Why is this toolbar even necessary? There is absolutely nothing in the toolbar that my users should have access to. Please patch this and release ASAP!
So after a bit more digging, I discovered that kiosk mode will accomplish what I'm looking for. Not exactly the way I wanted to implement this, but it definitely does the job.
I can't remember seeing that in the documentation. Though it's probably only one sentence anyway
There are so many differences between the behaviour of the database on the desktop and the behaviour of the database on Go. Value lists and Keyboard input being high on the list. Some things you can work around but Kiosk mode is not one of them. It would be nice to have a developer version of Go that allowed us to set a few switches, like switching kiosk mode on/off.