there is only one way I know:
Show/Hide Status area, with lock.
Hi and Thanks Siplus
Not sure exactly what you mean, can you explain further?
O, got it, but that is not an acceptable solution for me
If we label it "solution", I agree with you. Not acceptable as a solution, because it's not one, in 2015.
When you find something else that deserves to be labeled as solution, please post it.
For the time being, what for me is not acceptable is windows clients jumping on another patient when they only wanted to scroll the window down, so the ends justify the means.
There are some 3rd party utilities that let you hijack the normal behavior.
A custom menu, where you disable record navigation should work also.
Disabling record navigation is a no go as well.
A windows person using the scroll wheel, having the record change is a complete unexpected behavior compared to what would happen in a typical windows environment.
Is there a way to capture for a wheel scroll (not sure what it is Ctrl up arrow, Shift Page up?) then script it to be ignored in a scrip trigger?
Custom Menu is the best option I think then.
Disable Record Navigation with a Custom Menu...and then create your own scripts to navigate and assign them another keystroke. See if that works. ( I think you still may need to not use ctrl-up or ctrl-down...but can't test that right now )
I resolved the problem for a client by having only one record active at a time. With no other records in the selection, there is no other record to scroll to.
Several ways to do this, my choice was to open a new window and find the record in question. Didn't have the tools now available so it took a bit of scripting. The user could close the window returning to the old active selection and when he wanted to edit a record, click and the new window opened.
This method gave him the best of both world, scrolling when he wants and killed scrolling when he didn't want it.
Thanks for the suggestions
I am looking for a solution that would allow this feature to be turned off or over ridden without creating a new set of behaviors.
Perhaps that dosent exist.
Is there a way to trap for the mouse wheel movement?
Is there a way to disable it without disabling the built in navigation features of Filemaker?
I tried to reassign Ctrl Up and down but that didn't seem to work. Maybe I am missing something.
as Joshua Ormond mentioned, maybe via 3rd party utilities, not from inside FM. I agree - it's annoying, probably dangerous. Especially when using Apple's magic mouse on a virtual machine...
THere are also hints that mention the system preferences for the mouse, but here under Win 8.1 no success. Some answers when searching the web for mouswheel lock or similar, were simply 'no'
btw: Disabeling record navigation via custom menues did not help here
Joshua (in another thread where someone asked a similar question, suggested a free 3rd party utility KatMouse. This allows you to specify FileMaker and set the scroll to Zero.
Took 3 minutes to download, install and customize, Thanks Joshua!
Glad that worked for you.
Christian at MonkeyBread,just added this feature, sweet!