I have a pretty extensive Database going but I simply do not want the end-user to maximize the window. Now I know I can disable maximize when opening a new window so I made a main menu layout that forces people to click a button to bring them to the different parts of the DB which will open a new windows while keeping the main menu screen open in the back ground. In this way I disable the maximize ability on opening a new window.
My question is thus...how can I simply disable maximize window ability on the first layout. I have a layout that I use as a splash screen and attempted to have that open the first layout in a new window during the 3/4 seconds its displaying opening screen, disable the maximize and then close itself...not sure if this is possible but all it did was close the new layout I was trying to open.
Is there a way to do this? Either right at opening of splash screen (layout) or have the splash screen automatically opened a new window then close itself?
Thanks for any help.
By Steven Swallow
I have a FileMaker database that is acting as an archive for items deleted from our primary database (not FileMaker). Effectively, the 'Home' layout shows a fairly standard set of contact data. Below that, I have a Tab control, each with a Portal showing related records (so the tabs are Orders | Subscriptions | Advertising | Futures | Company Details | Mailings )
I would like to alert the user to the fact that there are related records somehow. Whether conditional formatting is the best tool for this I'm not sure, but either way, I'm torn between (and don't know how to implement) the below scenarios;
Disable a Tab if there are no related records (portal record count = 0)...perhaps greying out the Tab title as a visual indicator. Enable a Tab if there are related records (portal record count >= 1) and colouring the Tab title as a visual indicator. Perhaps more simply, creating visual clues on the main Contact screen which show "True" or are highlighted bright green if there are related records. This would mean creating fields in the Contact table like 'txtOrdersTrue', 'txtSubscriptionsTrue' and so on and conditionally formatting those appropriately if there are related records to view. I have searched around and can't quite find what I'm after so any help much appreciated.
By Steven Swallow
I have searched around as I thought this would have been asked numerous times, but couldn't find what I was after.
I have a field that stores a 0 or 1 depending on whether there is a related record elsewhere. The button take you to that related record and associated layout. I want to disble the button if the field contents is 0 (no related record).
I thought I might be able to use conditional formatting, but there's no 'disable' option (which would be nice).
How do I do this please?
Is it possible to create a script at startup for the user to view the help-files on how to use the database, but select a checkbox 'Don't show help files on startup in future' so that they don't have to view the help-files each time they use it - only the first time.
Essentially, is it possible for the user to either 'Disable a script' by way of running another script or perhaps, setting FM to run a script only the first time that the user logs in, not each time after that?
Thanks so much in advance
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