Could the OS migration have placed that file in a location that limits you to Read Only permissions?
Mere guesswork on my part as I've only ever seen similar behaviour when trying to open a file residing on a CD.
I hope that helps,
Running 10.8.5 here and I have no problem with FM11. I don't think it is Java.
Can you create a new account on your machine and try FM from that account?
Ah...permissions! I so hope that is it. I put the file on the desktop but I'll try it elsewhere.
That IS something else I did recently was create a limited acccount on my computer! I'll try that too. Again, I sooo hope it is a permission issue that I can address!
I'll report back in case someone else has the same problem.
Thank you so much,
Yes! You can have more than one "Desktop" especially if there's more than one account or a second HD. I suspect you will find that only the one for your home account will have write access on by default.
I'm finding that out. I created a new account as suggested in a previous post and got a whole differently looking desktop. BUT, it wouldn't let the FM11 starter solutions work either.
I'm about to delete all the extra accounts and get it down to one admin account.
Jeez! What a mess! STILL hoping it is a computer account issue because that is solvable….I hope!
Thank you for verifying the account/desktop issue.
For good measure, close all applications and documents and from Disk Utility do a "repair permissions"?
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none of the button work, can't edit or enter data, can't go into layout mode, can't use the status toolbar buttons. I can't even use the close and hide buttons.
I see something similar all the time, if it is the same problem. I create the problem by switching applications while FileMaker is starting. If I started from the application I can't access the open file dialog, as you say, it's like a picture. If I start from a database I have the same problems you describe. The solution is very simple. Switch applications and switch back to FileMaker. I do this with command-tab, do it once to switch away and once more to switch back. The windows are now accessible.
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Yes... I have seen that too.
FileMaker has had troube with some active vs inactive windows stuff since about v 10 or maybe 9.
I'd also make sure you have standard menus (ie. NOT custom menus) when in FileMaker.
OH MY GOSH!!!! FMP 11 is working now!!!
That's after 2 calls to Apple (3 hrs), who don't even know what FMP is, but I wanted to check my system privs, etc. Their suggestion? Wipe my drive !!!!!!!
Reloaded Mountain Lion.
Fixed disk privs from Utility.
I tried all the suggestions this community gave me and what started happening was that the items that WOULD work were changing with each file and try. PROGRESS!
Then I opened FMP Prefs and was looking around and looked at Plug-Ins. Just to see, I turned them all off except Auto Update and restarted FMP. ALL MY FMP11 FILES WORKED!!!!!
I don't know which plug-in was causing the problem, but I guess it was one of them. Too scared to turn ANY back on!
Here are the ones I turned off in case some of you know which one is a problem:
2empowerFM Developer Assistant v2.51
Thank you all for suggestions that kept me going and for giving me hope - and lots better solutions than wiping my computer!!!!
I hope this helps someone else in a deep hole like I was!
An awesome researching work!! Congrats!
This is a really good news to the FileMaker Community, of course. Great to be able to work again with the stable and well known FileMaker 11 in Mountain Lion.
Many thanks again and cheers!
Ran into this problem yesterday also. By reading this thread I could establish that the problem I had was with the 2empower plugins. By removing the plugin, the problem was solved.
Made my day, thanks for the help!