Tag Archives: Cleaning up Windows

Window Management in FileMaker Pro – Preventing Extra Windows from Opening


My first version of the system was rejected by the customers because it kept opening extra windows, confusing the users. So I set about writing a fairly modular script that I could reuse to test if a window was already open and if so, simply select it, rather than opening another new window. This seemed to make the users much happier. I share it with you and my future self here.

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Windows Management Part II: How to stop the user from accidentally closing the last window in a FileMaker database


Here is a demo file containing the “On Close” script. The script is self contained and can be pasted into any FileMaker database. How to stop the user from accidentally closing the last window in a FileMaker database Add a script called “On Close” In the Script, prompt them when they try to close the […]

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Windows Management Part I: Cleaning up Windows in FileMaker


I was working on a database that linked a lot of data to other data, employing many join tables. It is a database about maintaining a library of video and audio recordings of art events. The idea is to allow researchers explore and move through Artists, Events, Media Assets, Groups and Programs easily. As a […]

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