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  1. #1
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    Question Unanswered: Disable the windows key?

    I have a form that students use to sign in. It is maximized and set to popup and modal but they can still access the start menu with the windows key.
    Basicaly I want to keep them from messing with the computer.

    Is it possible to disable or rebind the windows key so that it does not open up the start menu when my access form is running?

  2. #2
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    perhaps and OnKeyDown type event that encomasses all keys and refreshes the form?

  3. #3
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    Good luck. I'd be interested to know the solution to that, but I seriously doubt you're going to succeed without serious work... and NOT in Access.

    A while back I found a product that basically made all changes to drive C get forgotten about after a re-boot. It was called a Reborn card. That might achieve what you want better than trying to disable all keys and the mouse!?
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  4. #4
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    I didn't have any luck using access it looks like windows catches the key before/seperatly from any form controls.

    I did find a registry hack that disables the windows keys permently and since I rarely use the computer in question for anything else I decided that was ok.

  5. #5
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    So pressing CTRL - Escape / ALT-Tab doesn't work either?
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    CypherBYTE, Microsoft Access Development Specialists.
    Microsoft Access MCP.
    And all around nice guy!


    "Heck it's something understood by accountants ... so it can't be 'that' difficult..." -- Healdem
    "...teach a man to code and he'll be frustrated for life! " -- georgev

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