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  • Clicking on Pop-Up Menus in FPD 4.5.1


    In FPD v4.5.1 for Mac OS X, it is no longer to click on the body text of pop-up menus in dialogs to trigger the menu. (E.g., the countersink pop-up menu in the insert hole dialog.) Instead, I must click on the arrow portion of the pop-up menu. This behavior is different than version 4.4 and makes 4.5.1 much more difficult to use.

    (It looks like the type of user interface element changed from one in a rounded rect with a double arrow at the end to a combination text field with a b***on on the end. I've never seen one like it before.)

    Can you please revert the control type in the next update?


    Posted By: Bill Eccles on Jun 28, 2016 12:59AM Category: Front Panel Designer

    Hello Bill,

    Thank you for letting us know about your issue. The underlying framework (wxWidgets) we use for the Front Panel Designer has been updated and that has changed the behavior of the mentioned pop-up menu.

    We are also not happy with how the pop-up menu works now on OS X and will look for a solution so it reverts to the old behavior in a future version.

    Kind regards,

    Posted By: Fabian on Jun 28, 2016 09:03PM


    Thanks for letting me know. Good luck in finding a better solution!

    Posted By: Bill Eccles on Jun 28, 2016 09:04PM


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