Enable “locking” of Field order in Form Entry mode
IDEA: My suggestion is to provide the capability to “lock” a specific Form Entry mode Field re-arrangement so that it cannot accidentally be altered. It should easily be “unlock-able.”
Form Entry mode is currently the only Entry mode that allows rearrangement of Fields (e.g. to match the order of Fields on the Record).. This is done by hovering the mouse in a Field “name area,” which triggers the appearance of a “cross.” That cross can be used to “drag and drop” that Field to a new location on the Form.
Unfortunately, sometimes a user can come close to that “name area” when trying to edit the value in a Field. This can cause an accidental and unwelcome movement of the Field (name area, entry box and all) from its current and presumably desired location, to a new one. I’ve had Fields pop to the top of the form. Others apparently have experienced other variations of this rogue behavior. My suggestion is meant to prevent this.
Here is a link to a discussion of @Jerry Hill ’s experience with the problem my idea is meant to solve.