FileMaker Quick Tip

  • Who: Any Level
  • What: How to Commit the “Specify Calculation” and “Set Variable Options” Windows with Key Strokes
  • With: FileMaker 15 +
  • Why: If you prefer using keystrokes for efficiency, use this technique

When you’re working fast using the keyboard and you need to reach over to grab the mouse, it can sometimes break your flow.  For a long time, when creating variables, I always reached over to the mouse to press the “OK” button in the “Specify Calculation” window:

and then also at the next step when I needed to press “OK” in the “Set Variable Options” window:

However, it turns out that in Windows you can press the Cntrl+Enter keys to commit these windows!  Now your fingers don’t have to leave the keyboard!