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Focus mysteriously shifting from form to form

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I asked this on microsoft.public.access, but got no answers. Maybe
I was too verbose ... or there is no answer.

User opens form A and then form B
While typing in form B, focus jumps to last active control on form A
User curses at development staff

This has also been observed to happen while the user was not touching
the mouse or keyboard.

It only happens with Access applications. Focus never jumps to Excel
or from Outlook to Word. Only in Access.

The application has no timers and the text box into which the user is
typing has no code behind any of its events.

Any ideas? Is it another SP2 thing?
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Danny J. Lesandrini
dl*********@hotmail.com
http://amazecreations.com/datafast

Jan 25 '06 #1
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I have never seen this in any version of Access.
I'd love to see it but I suppose it's not the kind of thing one could
create in a small zippable mdb.
There is something causing it, of course. But what? Is it just one
machine?

I'd start by "purifying" the mdb by creating a new one with
SaveAsText 6,"", FileName
and then exporting/importing everything with SaveAsText/LoadFromText

Out of left field, is the video board ok on this machine? I ask because
the only thing remotely the same, (mysteriously munged fonts) that I
have seen. I traced to (I know it's unbelievable) incomapatbility
between a TOP 1 clause in a Query and a specific ATI Board.... No
Really! We removed the TOP 1 clause and the fonts straightened up ...
two twin Dells 400 miles apart ... and the other person was sane.

Mumble, mumble, mumble ....

Jan 25 '06 #2

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Thanks Lyle

We have multiple "clients" with numerous users. All clients use different
terminal servers and it's only happening with one client, but all the users
experience the problem, so it definitely seems tied to the machine.

I'm new to this gig, so I don't know all the history, but the file we worked
on wasn't even compiled, and couldn't compile without errors. That is the
developer's first task. After that, the problem might go away, so no, it's
not exactly in a "purified" state.

As I said, there are numerous clients, and none of them can reproduce it,
so I'm sure it's something running on that server. Maybe anti-virus or
anti-adware or who knows what. I saw something called DefWatch in the
task window. I've seen that before, and didn't like it. I was just wondering
if anyone had stumbled across something similar, that's all.
--
Danny J. Lesandrini
"Lyle Fairfield" <ly***********@aim.com> wrote ...
I have never seen this in any version of Access.
I'd love to see it but I suppose it's not the kind of thing one could
create in a small zippable mdb.
There is something causing it, of course. But what? Is it just one
machine?

I'd start by "purifying" the mdb by creating a new one with
SaveAsText 6,"", FileName
and then exporting/importing everything with SaveAsText/LoadFromText

Jan 25 '06 #3

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This is the head of that thread, BTW.
http://groups.google.ca/group/comp.d...9944ae103ff9e9

Jan 25 '06 #4

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