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Mystery 'beep'


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I am using FM Adv 11 on OSX

I have a pretty simple situation. There are a couple of navigation buttons (right and left arrows) that, when clicked goto next or goto previous record.

The 'mystery' comes into play when I navigate through my database, I get a beep on 'some' records'. It frequently is NOT reproduceable on the same record.

It also occurs when I open a new window with a new layout in that window.

Silence would be golden if I could figure this out. Your help is appreciated. Thanks

Ron

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Hello Ron,

Have you been able to track down your beeping problem yet? I have noticed a Phantom beep occasionally also, and have always attributed it to FileMaker losing focus because it just seems to be lagging.

Lee

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I think I can confirm the beeping as FM lagging behind the pace of the user. Depending on the redraw requirements a layout might require, clicking the increment arrow twice in quick succession can produce the beep. This can occur when scrolling through script lines in the debugger as well . . .

RW

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Latency seems to make sense.

Isn't there some way to 'turn off' the beeping from within FM?

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Its not a setting that I have ever seen.

It might even be a feature, FileMaker's way of saying slooooooow down, I have things to complete. :laugh:

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I just tried to navigate through my found set (67 records) at a pace of about 1 record per second. It still beeped unexpectedly.

This begs the question "Does FM expect users to navigate through the recordset at a pace slower than 1 record per second? weird.

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Just an update: FMP still beeps in v12.x 

 

In my commercial solution, whenever a user clicks a button that's scripted to open a URL, FMP beeps and like you, I haven't found a solution to get around it. So, when users ask why the beeping I answer, "It's FMP confirming that you want to go to a website."

 

Moral: When it's a bug, turn it around and tell 'em it's a feature. :)

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