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Filemaker "Open" or "Open without Sharing"

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I would like ot get rid of the "Open" or "Open without Sharing" box in Filemaker and just have it default to "Open" - thus opening the file and sharing it automatically. Is there a way to do this?
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by:lesouef
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not clear to me...
wanna remove the option from menu? or have it opened upon filemaker startup?
both can be done.
if you have the adv version, you can make a custom menu and make it standard for a given file.
if you want a given file to open, double click on it; if hosted on a server, create a URL to access to it like
fmnet://server_ip/file
as far as sharing is concerned, if it is on, it will remain "on" for further use.
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by:ServalStudios
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The first person to open it for the day receives that box that asks if it should "Open" , "Open without Sharing" or "Cancel".  It is not part of a menu. I just want it to default to "Open" and not ask the user.
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that's probably because it is shared but stored on a server volume, and therefore you get a filemaker warning about performance, and it prompts to open for single user... I am afraid there is no workaround apart from having a filemaker copy on server to simulate the server, and have it permanently open there.
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If I have Filemaker server, would this message dissapear?
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by:lesouef
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yes,
since v9, you can open using a simple URL or shorcut like fmnet://myserver/myfile.
I am still wondering if you would get the msg if the file was open by a script from a another (dummy) file, which would only do the "open" action...
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