FileMaker 16: Independent Windows on Windows

By: Mike Ahern

If you have ever developed a FileMaker solution on a Mac that opens a second window for some reason, and then port it to Windows, you know the frustration of having the FileMaker windows resize in a manner not expected.

To demonstrate, I wrote a script that opens a window, maximizes it, pauses and then opens a smaller window.

On a mac, you get the expected result of a maximized window and then a second smaller window off to the right.

Now we port it over to Windows, FileMaker 15 or lower and we get this:

Not very helpful.  But if we open that same file in FileMaker 16 and run the same script, we get the same type of result we get on a Mac: the windows are now independent.  Problem solved!

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