Level: Intermediate, Version: FM 12 or later

Disabling New Window

Today I want to talk about a potential problem lurking in a small percentage of FileMaker solutions, and discuss various options for mitigating it.

As you may know, there are three ways to display a new window…

  1. Via the New Window script step
  2. Via the Go To Related Record script step
  3. Manually via Window > New Window

…and it’s this last option that can, depending on circumstances, be problematical.

2019-02-23_13-06-51.png

I say “depending on circumstances” because typically it’s okay for a user to spawn a new window, which is to say that doing so doesn’t pose any challenges beyond those the developer already faces when building a┬ámulti-user system, which presumably the developer has considered and has intelligently dealt with.

Continue reading “Disabling New Window”