unfortunately, I'm not that good with VB; I know how to do a few things, but I really wouldn't have any idea where to put that code. I know, I really need to learn how! But, thanks for taking the time to reply.
I noticed the database window in their template did this (minimzes automatically), but I'm not smart enough to figure out how they did it. I thought it was a macro, maybe an AutoExec thing, but it looks like it wasn't.
The easiest way to get what you want is to allow the database window to be hidden at startup and then when you want it, press the F11 key. Just make sure to leave "use access special keys" option checked in the startup options, it is under advanced and checked is the default.
Any other method is going to involve some kind of coding. If the F11 option won't work, just respond again