- Portals - Putting the “add new item” on the top of the portal instead of the bottom, requires a second portal and EITHER a second join OR a bunch of hide statements to get the “add portal row” to not show up on the bottom. Couldn’t this just be an option on the portal where Devs can specify showing that field at the top, bottom, or not show it.
- Pop-Up Menus - For long lists they're pretty unusable because you can't type in them and have it autofill like lists. Sure we can use lists, but in order to get them to use a primary-key join we need to do a bunch of backflips.
- Pop-Up Menus - Checkbox to have a blank option at the top, so users can easily clear it without any developer backflips.
- Frames or something for repeated navigation - Every time I make a change to my navigation bar I have to update it on 15-20 screens. It would be amazing if Filemaker let us "embed a layout" in another one.
IDK what else does every dev run into at some point? I'm not thinking about the things that are critical for power developers, or the magical things the computers do, but the little things that would help experts and novices from day one.
The things that you think "wow, do I still have to do this this way it seems like they would have made this optional by now" sort of things.
If we all got behind a few of these and asked a couple of Filemaker Dev Friends to add their name to the signature page or whatever do you think someone at Claris might listen?