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  1. Good question... I have a window acting as a kind of launcher with buttons. It's only 100 pixels wide. Some of the buttons have popup windows that in turn open a card window that is much larger. Since a new card window is based on the parent, I've done some convoluted math to make sure it appears on the screen near the main window. The problem is, if the user moves the main window, the card may end up off the screen with no way to interact with it. That's why I want to move the main window back to its original location if they move it. I have set a script step that moves the main window when the card window is opened, but that doesn't prevent them from moving it after the card appears.
  2. I'm pretty sure the answer is no, but is there a way to capture the position of a window so that I can do a script that will snap it back to its original position when a user moves it? As far as I know, there are no script triggers that can run when a window is moved, just changed (dimension, mode, etc.)
  3. A card window doesn't fit into the design scheme, unfortunately. I could put a button there, but I was trying to make it a little more elegant by having it trigger on exiting the field. I guess I'll have to leave it as is and assume that they won't be annoyed when they get the "empty field" dialog... Thanks.
  4. I'm trying to capture the action of a user clicking outside a popover to dismiss it instead of using escape or a close button. I have a field in the popover that has a onObjectExit script trigger to perform a find. I have it setup to exit the script if they type Escape, or to show a custom dialog if nothing is entered into the find field and they type the enter key. My problem is that I want to subvert the dialog if they just click out of the field onto the layout (slide Panel), but I see no way to capture this action. "Get ( ActiveLayoutObjectName )" doesn't work because they're not clicking into anything that would trigger that.
  5. Aargh! I can’t believe I didn’t do that! I’ll give it a shot, thanks.
  6. Perhaps add a "TextFormatRemove" (using comment's calculation as a script step) just before the TextStyleAdd step would clear up any quirky behavior. Of course, you'd have to be careful because that would remove ALL previous formatting from the text.
  7. I have a layout with a number of button bars, all with the same style. Each button is set to have an inner shadow and a white fill on Hover. For any of the buttons that call a popover, after the popover is closed, the hover shadow no longer works, but the fill still changes to white. I've tried adding a refresh object script trigger when closing the popover, but that doesn't work. Some of the buttons are currently placeholders, which just call a script that exits itself so I can test the hover state. Those work fine.
  8. I'm trying to use a script to Insert File from a specific AFP share into a container field. Every time I try, I get a 100 error (File is missing) from Filemaker. If i change the path to a local file, it works fine. I've tried hard-coding the path; using a variable; using a global field as a reference. I've also tried all the permutations of the path according to filemaker's requirements... filemac:/<path to file>, file:/<path to file>, using /Volumes, /ip address of the share, etc. For example: "filemac:/Volumes/Folder one/Folder two/filename.pdf", etc. No matter what I try, I get the 100 error.
  9. I have no help for you, but I'm having the same problem, except mine happened after I had iTunes crash on me. I quit FM because I had to logout, but it wouldn't re-open after that.
  10. Well, the file reference was to the external address and I was on the network when I tried to open the file, but it still doesn't explain why 3 f the 4 files I set the reference to opened, but the 4th didn't. All 4 of them have the same file reference path, except for the name of the file itself. I guess I have to make 2 different openers to account for whenether the user is on the local network or outside the office.
  11. It's set to host a max of 50 (that was the default, I never changed it), and is currently hosting 7 files. Does the number of tables in the files themselves matter? That would be a total of 45 for all the hosted files.
  12. Originally, the file references were to the same internal IP address of the server. I then changed them all to the external address of the router and opened a port to the server to enable out of the office access. 3 of the 4 files open without a problem, but the 4th will not open. Could something be corrupt in a pref file or something? P.S.- I tried creating a new file with a new set of scripts, using the same file references (created anew, not copied and pasted) to the external address and got the same results.
  13. I've created a file with buttons for users to click to open several different remote databases hosted on FM Server 8. The scripts for each are identical, except for the relevant filename. The weird thing is, when I click the button for a specific file (the 4th button), I get a License conflict warning and Filemaker shuts down. This only happens when I click the button/run the script. If I open the file using the "Open Remote" menu item, using exactly the same file path (copied from the script itself), it opens fine. The text of the message I get is "The maximum number of licensed users are curently using this copy of Filemaker ... License Key conflict occured with user "Vinny's PowerMac G5". This is my computer. I have other versions of Filemaker on my computer, but all were closed at the time.
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