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    Strange layout dropdown behavior on PC clients

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    We have a database that's used by PC and Mac clients, hosted on a mac server. The mac clients all have Filemaker on their computers and connect normally, while the PC users all connect with remote desktop. I'm only mentioning this because at first I thought this issue was a screen lag or some other wonky remote desktop issue. I have since ruled this out. Also, we've been running 12 since a little after release with little problems.

    Recently, however, we have been noticing issues with selecting layouts from the layout dropdown menu. On the PC clients it seems that certain layouts work fine, while when you select other layouts from the dropdown you are not brought to the layout you selected but instead to the most recently created layout - even if this layout is hidden from the menu list.

    This almost sounds like a directory error, but the mac clients can use the dropdown without issue. Also, I have checked the database for any consistency errors and have found none; the server has been restarted many times and the database opens without issues.

    Has anyone else experienced this problem or have any ideas how to correct this? I would rather not make a dropdown list field if I can help it. Also, I have already checked the permissions for the layouts and am experiencing this issue even with an admin login. I can navigate to the layouts only from scripts or entering in layout mode.
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    Re: Strange layout dropdown behavior on PC clients

    This is a known Windows issue for the last several releases. Windows will only allow you to go directly to a layout from the drop down for the first 255 layouts after that it always takes you to the last layout.

    You can either move all your common user layouts to the front of the pile or make Go to Layout buttons for them.

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    Re: Strange layout dropdown behavior on PC clients

    Well, that sucks. Thanks for the reply!

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