Hi, any mountain Lion users test Filemaker 11 yet.
Yes tried and failed so don't waist your time I am just restoring my MacBook back from Time-machine and no did not give up straight away it crashes on startup! would have beed nice,never mind.
Well I am a sucker for updates, so I'd love to hear if somone else can make it work…
The main purpose of early OS release to software developers only is so things can be cleaned up on both ends -- OS and individual applications -- so the problems are solved before a public release. Developer-Only releases, including FM Pre-Releases, aren't intended for final production work, but for readying one's self (and one's software) for the coming change.
I am sure FMI is buzzing away alrady to make sure the latest update of FileMaker WILL work with the newest OS in time for everything going public.
I just installed Mountain Lion. Now Filemaker (Advanced, version 11.0v4) is ignoring mouse clicks. I've done a Disk Repair via Recovery Disk, and repaired permissions. But the problem, as far as I can tell, is confined to my Filemaker.
I guess it's time to buy v12.
I took the plunge and installed it as well. No problems here with both 11.0v4 and 12v2.
You might want to try removing 11 and re-installing it. There will be issues with Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper function. There is a tech note about it.
What's more weird is that, right after posting my query, I discovered that a couple of my databases do respond in the normal fashion, to mouse-clicks! But most - so far - do not. I can activate a file by clicking into its title bar or status area, and the items in the status area work as usual. But I cannot activate a button, nor enter a field, nor select text, using the trackpad.
MBPro, early 2011.
That sounds like a problem I got sometimes in Lion too with FMPA11v4. I think it has something to do with switching between windows. Have you tried changing back and fourth with different methods such as commando+tab and clicking on the window in Mission Control?
Are you using any plug-ins in those that do not work?
Tried just now switching between windows, but I'm confused as to what I was supposed to be doing with that.
In one of the misbehaving files, I switched off the 5 active plug-ins - which are not actually used in that file - causing FMPro to quit unexpectedly.
Then, after relaunch, my databases work fine! Thanks jml.
Is there a list of plug-ins that do/do not work, with Mountain Lion?
We haven't figured out why yet but the CNS Menu plugin fails on the CNSMenu_ShowMenu() call.
Haven't seen a list yet but now we now know that at least one of yours plus the CNS menu plug-ins are causing problems. Perhaps we can create the list here if you can isolate which of the five are behaving badly.
The plug-in that I re-activated first, Troi Dialog, is NOT part of the problem. Even though I have not updated it for some time.
As for the other four, I don't think I was calling any of them in the misbehaving databases. As you know, the Plug-in Enable/Disable function in FileMaker prefs turns on/off the Plug-in globally, not for individual files. Curious that some dbs were immune to the problem.
On testing: Reactor and Autoupdate seem okay, at least superficially.
Enabling 2empowerFM v 2.29 reproduces the problem. As soon as I turn it on, my most-used database becomes deaf to mouse events. And 2empower Clipboard explorer v2.5, when turned on, instantly caused the database to close.
I would go looking for updates to those 2empower plug-ins, but as I noted, I don't think I actually use them anywhere. I had merely been looknig into them a while back
When you say your database becomes "deaf" I wondering if this is what has happened to me in the past.
On occassion, while FileMaker is the front-most application the database windows would lose focus. They appeared as if FileMaker had been pushed to a backgroun app status - the windows go into the subdued mode.
If I then clicked to the Finder and the back in to FileMaker the database window would regain focus and all would be fine again.
I always figured it was a Mac OS "feature" and not a plugin problem. Time to go back and check.
This only happened with Lion I haven't had it happen with Mountain Lion (yet). I'm only a couple days into using ML. So far, no issues.
canucklehead may not be inactivated,
FMP will load any plugin in the Extensions folder. So that should you enable it it is ready for use. Just having the plugin in the FMP Extensions folder is often enough to cause problems. Inactivating the plugin is not sufficient proof that it is not the problem.
The Plugin must be completely removed from the Extensions folder(s). **
BTW sometimes it an interaction between two plugins, not just a single plugin.
As mentioned, I too have had a problem with v11 becoming deaf to mouse clicks, but noticed this in Lion too, not just ML.
I do the same to re-activate it or close / re-open it, whichever feels right at the time
Im still looking at an issue I have noticed with a runtime solution, whereby if the window is resized, the area allocated for the (disabled) scroll bars would disapear.
This causes an issue with layout objects extending lower than they should which in turn makes the zoom options overlay exisiting layout elements, but a zoom in / out rectifies the problem.
For the record, the exact same solution files do not appear to have this problem when run via 11 Pro, only when running as a runtime.
Other than that, it appears to be working as expected.
On that note, I had always hoped that one day FileMaker would remove the scroll bars when they where not used, rather than simply disable them..maybe in 13/14
Edit: Used the wrong reply button, this should have been a reply to the original poster.
This would be interesting as we've had an ongoing issue with CNS Menu and 360WorksScribe. The symptom is that the CNS Menu produces the menu but the menu does not accept clicks. We reasonably certain it's an interaction between these two plugins because removal of Scribe eliminates the problem with CNS Menu. Unfortunatately we've never been able to figure out how to make it happen on demand. CNS Menu will work fine until some event and then it won't.
Of course this a complete tangent however the symptoms are similar.
Dracoventions (2empower stuff) just updated their plugins today for 10.8.
Inactivating the plugin is not sufficient proof that it is not the problem.
But inactivating the plug-in seems to have cured the problem. Proof enough for me!
The Plugin must be completely removed from the Extensions folder(s). **
To prevent loading. I understand that. And yet merely disabling it solved my issue. I did delete it from the Extensions folder as well, because there was no point in keeping it.
I wondered about that, also. Thanks!
I was having the same issue on FM11/Mountain Lion (I could only select windows & menus, couldn't click into fields, activate buttons, etc.). Updating 2EmpowerFM did the trick.
I just upgraded to Mountain Lion (10.8.2).
FileMaker 11 seems to work OK for stand-alone databases but I can't log on to a remote database.
Hmmm - do I wait it out or backtrack using Time-Machine? Is there any chance that FileMaker going to bug-fix FM11 for 10.8.2?
Acording to the FileMker Compatibility chart, FileMaker 11 is ok with Mountain Lion. See the link below.
So with that in mind, try checking the Mountain Lion firewall setting in preferences/security to be sure that it has all of the ports open and is not blocking your server.
I've had no problem logging onto a remote server with FM11 and Mountain Lion 10.8.2.
OK - well one part of the problem was that the router cooked itself overnight and that was why I couldn't login. Now I have replaced the router and the system is working once again I have the 'dead layout' syndrome. Everything loads OK, I get hands over the buttons but the buttons don't work and the fields can't be selected.
I have tried clicking on the finder background and back onto FileMaker, I can use the page turner to select different records, I can select find, I can even select the fields by tabbing - but there is no direct selection with the cursor.
Next step :|
thanks for the replies, Anatole
P.s. Am I the only one to be getting a bit peeved with the rush of software and OS upgrades not being compatible. How can it be that so little is being achieved with each successive upgrade and yet the compatibility is proving so troublesome?
It does appear to be in plug-ins the problem resides. I removed all my plug-ins, leaving the basic ones provided with original FMPA11 installation. The problem is now gone.
... reinstalled themestudio.plugin: works fine, this is not a problematic plugin
... reinstalled 360Works_ScriptMaster.fmplugin: works fine, this is not a problematic plugin
... reinstalled reactor.fmplugin: works fine, this is not a problematic plugin
Those are all that I need now... I will check the other plugins later. Since it happens on Lion and Mountain Lion, I suspect it has to do with the recent java update.
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