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    Startup all fouled up (XP SP3 Access 2003)

    This isn't my day! I must have done something I was unaware with an application I have been running for years. Now all the forms are opening up inside the Acess database window whereas normallty the DB window doesn't show -- only the forms. I have all the menus and such turned off under the Tools/Startup option. What do I need to do to suppress the Access window?

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    Re: Startup all fouled up (XP SP3 Access 2003)

    in Tools Startup, you need to nominate a Startup form, and remove the tick from "Display Database Window".
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    Re: Startup all fouled up (XP SP3 Access 2003)

    Unfortunately that's what I have already done, and it still shows up with the data base window.

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    Re: Startup all fouled up (XP SP3 Access 2003)

    In addition to what John suggested (although that should work) try a compact and repair.

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    Re: Startup all fouled up (XP SP3 Access 2003)

    I tried that too. It looks like the app always runs inside the Access window -- maybe that's how it's supposed to be.

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    Re: Startup all fouled up (XP SP3 Access 2003)

    When you say the Access Window, do you mean the Database Window or the Access Instance within windows?

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    Re: Startup all fouled up (XP SP3 Access 2003)

    Can you post a screen capture of what it looks like?
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    Re: Startup all fouled up (XP SP3 Access 2003)

    It is the Access Screen with the usual Menu Bar and my form in the middle of it. I would prefer if all that showed was the form, but then perhaps that's how it's supposed to be. I just seemed to recall that there was a way to suppress everything but my forms. I've attached a screen shot.

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    Re: Startup all fouled up (XP SP3 Access 2003)

    Access always displays its application window. You could maximize the form, so that it will fill the application window.

    There are tricks (using Windows API functions) to hide the Access application windows without hiding the form(s), but that is rather tricky and it can have undesired side effects.

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    Re: Startup all fouled up (XP SP3 Access 2003)

    In the On Activate event of your menu put: DoCmd.Maximize

    But the puzzle remains...What has changed?
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    Re: Startup all fouled up (XP SP3 Access 2003)

    I think what happened was that the App window was always there, but it was maximized and my wife didn't really pay attention to it. However, somehow she managed to restore down the app window and then began noticing the menu that she hadn't seen before. Frankly, I forgot whether the app window was supposed to be there or not -- obviously it is. So I maximized it and now it looks "normal" to the wife. I must apologize for raising this non-problem with you. It's mostly the result of me not remembering that the window was supposed to be there in the first place. Thanks again for all your help -- you have bailed me out of numerous "fixes" in the past and helped me provide some really effective DB applications for my church and other entities such as the local senior center where I manage the computer training program. Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to all.

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