2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 5, 2010 1:50 PM by RonCates

    Disable Keyboard Shotcut

    RonCates

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      Disable Keyboard Shotcut

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      In Photoshop there is a keyboard shortcut "Shft + Ctl + E" which merges all visible layers. In Filemaker as we discovered quite by accident, this same shortcut deletes the current record. Users in our office often work in Photoshop with the database open. Now when they use this shortcut and the focus is on Filemmaker rather than Photoshop, well you can see the problem. Is there a way to disable keyboard shortcuts in Filemaker, and how would I accomplish this?

      Thanks
      Ron

        • 1. Re: Disable Keyboard Shotcut
          philmodjunk

          If you have FileMaker advanced, you can create a custom menu where the delete action does not have a keyboard shortcut.

          With regular FileMaker, you can use Manage | Security to disallow deleting records from the layout's table. You can then put a button that runs a script to delete the record on your layout and set it to "run with full access privileges." The result is that the keyboard shortcut and menu option in Records no longer works, but you can still delete the current record with a mouse click on the delete button.

          • 2. Re: Disable Keyboard Shotcut
            RonCates

            Thanks Phil. I have yet to try creating custom menus but the time has come for this as well as a couple other reasons.

            Thanks
            Ron