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  1. Just thinking... I have a global variable 'debug' in my files that, when set to 1, does or does not a bunch of things while I develop. I can then just reset this to 0 to see how the file behaves to a normal user. I would be great to have the custom menu set look at this variable and when it's 1 it would always install the standard menu set. I find it distracting to have FM always revert to the custom menu set while developing. Is there some other way to prohibit this?
  2. I see, so there's no connection between a custom menu set and a particular set of access privileges. That explains it, then. Thanks!
  3. I want to deploy a runtime created with FMA 13. The FileMaker site says that this will work with Mac OS 10.10 and may also work with later versions. Does anyone here know what the latest OS is for this to work, perhaps even the current one? Oh, and I have the same question regarding iOS, because this may be great to have on an iPad as well. Thanks, Stefan
  4. Hi all, In my solution, I have scripted most functions so that the standard menu commands are not needed, or rather, shouldn't be used. As such, I have created a custom menu set that removes all commands that aren't necessary. But now I can go in and select the Standard FileMaker commands from the Tools menu to bring up a standard menu set anyway. Is that just because I have FMA rather FMP and does that mean anyone with FMA can change to the default menus as well? I thought the menu set would somehow be tied to the privilege set, but there doesn't seem to be a way to select one. What am I missing here? Thanks,
  5. Perfect, thanks! I'm glad I don't need to deal with ghost fields 😉
  6. I have a portal with the alternate row colors turned on. There is a field in the rows that is overlayed on top of another one. So as to not mess up the appearance, the upper field needs a fill. But this looks ugly in every other portal row. Is there a way to format this, depending on whether it's an odd or even row? At least in my v13 I can 't see this, but perhaps there's a better way to accomplish the same thing. Thanks
  7. That's a good idea! I'll try this tomorrow when I'm at the office. And regarding the move to more current FM versions, I just looked at this ;-) https://community.filemaker.com/en/s/question/0D50H00006o3mDHSAY/omg-why-did-they-break-the-smtp-send-mail-script-step-in-fmpa-18- Of course, this may be another trick altogether.
  8. Well these guys were not very helpful, to say the least. Bummer :-(
  9. I'm with 1&1 which is big over here. Asking them about logs is probably a long shot, but it's definitely worth a try. Thanks!
  10. So I tried my test file using FMA 13 on Mavericks. Same difference.
  11. That's an interesting point! This machine handles my mailing lists etc. The Email client on it (Apple Mail on 10.6.8) is even older but has no problems handling mails. Obviously it is talking to the same servers. I don't know much about the under-the-hood work of SSL, but how would that be different then? (I'll make a copy of the file now and test it on a *slightly* newer machine with FMP 13.)
  12. Hi all, on one machine where I have FMP v10 running, my mail scripts have suddenly (I think) stopped working. I created a test file, but I get the same results. The script used to work just fine. Now I always get a box saying "There was an error with SSL". My provider changed addresses a while back but the old server names are still working, presumably to not break everyone's email client. I have tried with both the old and the new SSL credentials and it makes no difference. Sending emails vial my normal email client app works fine, so the credentials are obviously correct. In the script, I tried leaving out the name (found that as a possible cause while searching) to no avail. Tried with several other SMTP servers, with and without authentication. Using the E-mail client option works, btw, but it's not an option. Any ideas? Thanks, Stefan
  13. I don't need find mode in this case, but it's a good point to keep in mind - even better with the switching 'enterability' for these two fields. Thanks! Nice cat, btw :-)
  14. Hi all, something I discovered out of the blue - I often use a contact field in a related table and have two fields on top of one another. I enter into the lower field which gives me a popup list of related contacts, but I really only enter an ID which isn't shown in the value list. Upon exiting, the upper field (which you can't enter) is populated with the name of the contact. Now I found this: I only have one field which is the ID using the same value list, but is formatted as a popup menu and it works exactly the same way. No more aligning two fields. And because I use global value lists, I don't even have to have another TO to my contacts file in the graph. I haven't seen this before, and I'm like 'wow, this is cool, I need to share...' - sorry if it's old hats for you. Stefan
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