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 Dear Filemaker
I presume that filemaker staff read this news group, so here is a request to
you.

I know that FM began life on Macs, but now it is as popular on PC's, could
you incorporate some of the standard Windows interface facilities.

For example, in any Windows aplication, message box etc you can tab from one
button to the next, and then pressing enter 'clicks' that button.  This
would make data entry so much quicker, and would bring FM inline with
Windows standards.

Is this in the pipe line,  or just wishful thinking?

Tim.



Fri, 09 Mar 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 Dear Filemaker

Quote:

> I know that FM began life on Macs, but now it is as popular on PC's, could
> you incorporate some of the standard Windows interface facilities.

???

Quote:
> For example, in any Windows aplication, message box etc you can tab from one
> button to the next, and then pressing enter 'clicks' that button.  

You can't do that yet? I just tried in my database, and I can "TAB" to the next
field and I can press enter to enter field into that area. What button are you
referring to? The ones on the top or the ones you make in the database?
--
   de Designers,
[Jameson Stalanthas Yu, Shade and Sweet Water, mes amis and Edgerunners]
       [Link at http://www-scf.usc.edu/~jamesony -X- ICQ 10208399]
       [Joint Educational Project http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/JEP]
            [Mutatis mutandis, strive to be humane, not human]


Fri, 09 Mar 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 Dear Filemaker
I agree, but I guess they try to stick to functions that work in both
environments. But, the fact is, it is somewhat embarrasing to present
Windows users with FileMaker applications that don't follow the standard GUI
rules of Windows. One thing I really miss is the ability to create more
customized dialog boxes. Also, in the swedish Windows version of FileMaker,
all dialog boxes in FileMaker have the heading "Go to post" (in swedish of
course). This makes no sense at all. Still, FileMaker is an excellent
environment for fast and easy database development, so we can only hope that
FileMaker inc. continues to make it even better. And that they come to
understand that people nowadays like to work in networks!

Magnus Krook



Sat, 10 Mar 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 Dear Filemaker
you misunderstand, I am talking about buttons, not fields.

Quote:


>> I know that FM began life on Macs, but now it is as popular on PC's,
could
>> you incorporate some of the standard Windows interface facilities.

>???

>> For example, in any Windows aplication, message box etc you can tab from
one
>> button to the next, and then pressing enter 'clicks' that button.

>You can't do that yet? I just tried in my database, and I can "TAB" to the
next
>field and I can press enter to enter field into that area. What button are
you
>referring to? The ones on the top or the ones you make in the database?
>--
>   de Designers,
>[Jameson Stalanthas Yu, Shade and Sweet Water, mes amis and Edgerunners]
>       [Link at http://www-scf.usc.edu/~jamesony -X- ICQ 10208399]
>       [Joint Educational Project http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/JEP]
>            [Mutatis mutandis, strive to be humane, not human]



Sat, 10 Mar 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 Dear Filemaker
Its interesting to see the windows folk having to deal with some of the same
issues that us mac folk has had to put up with for some time now....  (can
anyone say MS Word?)

Bryan Taylor
Black Rhino Graphics, Inc.
http://www.blackrhinographics.com

----------

Quote:

>I agree, but I guess they try to stick to functions that work in both
>environments. But, the fact is, it is somewhat embarrasing to present
>Windows users with FileMaker applications that don't follow the standard GUI
>rules of Windows. One thing I really miss is the ability to create more
>customized dialog boxes. Also, in the swedish Windows version of FileMaker,
>all dialog boxes in FileMaker have the heading "Go to post" (in swedish of
>course). This makes no sense at all. Still, FileMaker is an excellent
>environment for fast and easy database development, so we can only hope that
>FileMaker inc. continues to make it even better. And that they come to
>understand that people nowadays like to work in networks!

>Magnus Krook



Sat, 10 Mar 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 Dear Filemaker
From my point of view, FileMaker is still very much a Mac program. Still, I
think the cross platform compatability is a good thing. Though I wonder if
other similar programs have the same problems. What I mean is, can we
reasonably demand more conformity to the different interface norms in Mac OS
and Windows?

/Magnus Krook

Bryan Taylor

ws.net>...

Quote:
>Its interesting to see the windows folk having to deal with some of the
same
>issues that us mac folk has had to put up with for some time now....  (can
>anyone say MS Word?)

>Bryan Taylor
>Black Rhino Graphics, Inc.
>http://www.blackrhinographics.com

>----------


>>I agree, but I guess they try to stick to functions that work in both
>>environments. But, the fact is, it is somewhat embarrasing to present
>>Windows users with FileMaker applications that don't follow the standard
GUI
>>rules of Windows. One thing I really miss is the ability to create more
>>customized dialog boxes. Also, in the swedish Windows version of
FileMaker,
>>all dialog boxes in FileMaker have the heading "Go to post" (in swedish of
>>course). This makes no sense at all. Still, FileMaker is an excellent
>>environment for fast and easy database development, so we can only hope
that
>>FileMaker inc. continues to make it even better. And that they come to
>>understand that people nowadays like to work in networks!

>>Magnus Krook



Sat, 10 Mar 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 
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