With more employees working remotely as companies pivot during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, people are taking another look at FileMaker WebDirect. The performance has come a long way, and many of the original limitations are gone. This fix addresses one of the ongoing issues of working with a web app vs a native FileMaker Pro client application.
An often heard complaint though is that users are disconnected when they click the Back button of their browser. This button is confusing because it’s very similar and at the same top left corner than FileMaker Pro record navigation widget. Here is our solution, freely downloadable and usable. It’s a single HTML file. This HTML file disables the back button if a user connects to a custom app using the file URL.