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Floating window's buttons don't stay active

Question asked by anothersmurf on Mar 8, 2013
Latest reply on Mar 4, 2015 by BruceHerbach

Once upon a time I had a floating palette of buttons for use with FileMaker; I made it with FaceSpan and AppleScripts. Long gone. But I thought I'd try creating a modern version within FMP using the "Floating Document" window type. The problem I'm having, though, is that though the window stays on top of everything, its buttons don't stay active. If I want to click a button in the floating window, I have to click twice--once to activate the window, and a second time to activate the button. If the clicks are within a second or two of each other, it beeps at me, though the button click works as expected after the beep.

 

It just seems awfully inelegant: if I want to press a button, I have to double-click it and the thing beeps at me. Has anyone found a way to keep buttons on floating windows active, or at least to keep it from beeping when you double-click?

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