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I am creating a standalone kiosk application that will run on a Mac mini. I need to create an [Exit] button that will exit the FM app and *also* automatically shut down the computer.

Not sure how to go about this. Is there some sort of AppleScript commmand to shut down the computer? I am new to AppleScript, but I note that you can make AppleScript calls from within FM scripts...

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Sorry to take so long. But my computer kept shutting down while I was working on an example file :-]

You can just use this in a Perform AppleScript step:

tell application "System Events" to shutdown

Then a FileMaker step:

Exit Application

The Exit is kind of rundandant, as shutdown would close it anyway.

Run that as the File Option, on Close.

I think it'll work. You can also use "restart" if you just want to test.

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Wow, your :-] when included in a quote, affected how the quote read.

It took the word "Said" and placed it where the :-] was located instead of where it now appears.

Lee

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