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Browse starting to annoy me..

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  • Browse starting to annoy me..

    Ok.. I thought this would be easy but I'm pulling my hair trying to figure it out.

    Why is the horizontal scroll bar so clumsy? If I have an embedded browse that has a lot of columns that fits to the right of the screen I have to click the horizontal arrow 10 times before it goes to the right. This is unlike any other program I've seen.

    Also, how I do make the horizontal scroll stop at the last column without it giving me all the white space at the end? I looked at the Alpha Sports and it's got the same thing there! If you ask me, it just doesn't look right.

    Any help is appreciated.

  • #2
    Re: Browse starting to annoy me..


    Go to the control panel. Select forms. Go to the "Vendor" form. Go into the design mode. Stretch the right hand side of the form a little bit. Do the same to the tabs. Then the Browse its self. When you stretch the browse a little past the last field in the browse the action you describe will stop.

    I actually clicked 3 times with the mouse on the scrowl bar which is the first three fields to make it jump to the forth field(to get it into view, to see the whole field).

    Play a little bit with Alpha Sports, that is why it is there.



    • #3
      Re: Browse starting to annoy me..

      Ok, I did that. But then when you are in the Browse in Run Mode and resize the columns larger, then scroll to the right it happens again - lots of white space at the end.

      In the AlphaSports you only have to click 3 times. But if you have a larger Browse with more columns you'll have to click way more times to get all the way to the right.

      For example, in Excel once you click on the right arrow of the horizontal scroll the columns start moving to the right immediately. I think this is the way most software works. If an end user has to click 5 or 6 times before the scroll starts working they are going to think there is something wrong with the program.


      • #4
        Re: Browse starting to annoy me..

        Hey JP,

        In the browse, go into it's properties, and uncheck "read only". Right now the embedded browse is read only(highlighting the whole row). Uncheck the box, and see what action you get from there. At this end using my mouse clicking on the scrowl bar, it seems to be doing OK, with "read only" unchecked.



        • #5
          Re: Browse starting to annoy me..

          Has anybody else experience this? I find it hard to believe that this doesn't bug anyone but me.


          • #6
            Re: Browse starting to annoy me..

            It is annoying. Please take the time to report the bug and hope that it gets addressed.


            • #7
              Re: Browse starting to annoy me..

              Also, when is Alpha going to give us Browse grouping? I can't believe you can have one-to-many relational sets but no grouping on the browse.

              Access can do this... I don't know about Filemaker..


              • #8
                Re: Browse starting to annoy me..

                The grouping would be a nice feature. I hope you put it in the wishlist on this forum. I don't know where I would need it, but I am sure others could and would.

                Dave Mason
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                Skype is dave.mason46