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  1. #1
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    Cool Unanswered: Locked out menus?

    For an Access front-end I'm writing, I've changed the startup options so that an autoform is shown and the database & menus are not visible. Unfortunately, now I need to make some changes. How do I get the menus back? Right now, my menu has exactly 4 options: File, Format, Window, and Help. I can bring the database window up with F11, but I can't right click on objects to bring up their properties.

    Thanks.

  2. #2
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    Sorry - just found it.

    For anyone searching the archives with the same problem: hold down SHIFT while opening the database and the startup options are bypassed. Perhaps I'm the only person who didn't know this

  3. #3
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    just make sure you continue to hold shift until the db is done loading

  4. #4
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    Hi

    If you set these things up programmatically you can provide yourself with a "Master" and "Client" version. For example, my database checks whether I am the logged on user, and\ or whether it as an mde or mdb. It then asks me whether I want full control of the database or a normal user view (normal users don't get the option). It then turns various settings on or off depending on this. For example, you can disable the shift bypass so that your users can't circumvent your security in the same way you have.

    Anyway, if you are interested there have been a few threads on this topic recently
    http://www.dbforums.com/t998484.html
    http://www.dbforums.com/t997927.html
    Testimonial:
    pootle flump
    ur codings are working excelent.

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