November 23rd, 2004 • 1:14 am
You know how, in most Mac OS applications (including pre-Mac OS X applications!), you can command-click on the title of a document window and a pop-up menu appears with the path to the document you are currently viewing/editing, so that you can open the document’s containing folder with a single click, instead of having to burrow your way through folders and subfolders in the Finder to locate that folder manually?
Well, here’s FileMaker Pro 7, a mature Mac OS X application developed by a fully-owned Apple subsidiary. You’d think it would support such a fundamental feature, wouldn’t you?
Think again. When you have a FileMaker document open in FileMaker Pro 7, command-clicking on the document window’s title bar does… absolutely nothing. There is effectively no way of opening the folder that contains the FileMaker document in question in the Finder. You have to switch to the Finder first and then, as I said, burrow your way through folders and subfolders until you can locate the folder in question manually.
Shame on FileMaker. Shame on Apple.