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I messed up the start up options!

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Hi,

I was designing an Access database and was playing around with the
startup options. Like a dumbass, I tuned off all the menus and
shortcuts etc. and now I cannot edit the database anymore!!

Is there any way to get th startup properties back!!!

Thanks,

P

Dec 2 '06 #1
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Hey dumbass,

Open the database holding the shift key down.

<de**********@gmail.comwrote in message
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Hi,

I was designing an Access database and was playing around with the
startup options. Like a dumbass, I tuned off all the menus and
shortcuts etc. and now I cannot edit the database anymore!!

Is there any way to get th startup properties back!!!

Thanks,

P

Dec 2 '06 #2

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On Sat, 2 Dec 2006 17:34:57 -0000, "tombsy"
<ic***********@tiscali.co.ukwrote:
>Hey dumbass,
>Open the database holding the shift key down.
Good advice.

I am curious. Why did you find it necessary to precede your advice
with an invective intended to cause insult?

><de**********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11*********************@79g2000cws.googlegro ups.com...
>Hi,

I was designing an Access database and was playing around with the
startup options. Like a dumbass, I tuned off all the menus and
shortcuts etc. and now I cannot edit the database anymore!!

Is there any way to get th startup properties back!!!

Thanks,

P
Dec 2 '06 #3

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You are right.
The deluedsoul called himself a dumbass, so I was merely showing a sense of
humour.
"Anna Vanden" <se********@spamnot.comwrote in message
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On Sat, 2 Dec 2006 17:34:57 -0000, "tombsy"
<ic***********@tiscali.co.ukwrote:
>>Hey dumbass,
>>Open the database holding the shift key down.

Good advice.

I am curious. Why did you find it necessary to precede your advice
with an invective intended to cause insult?

>><de**********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11*********************@79g2000cws.googlegr oups.com...
>>Hi,

I was designing an Access database and was playing around with the
startup options. Like a dumbass, I tuned off all the menus and
shortcuts etc. and now I cannot edit the database anymore!!

Is there any way to get th startup properties back!!!

Thanks,

P

Dec 2 '06 #4

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de**********@gmail.com wrote:
Hi,

I was designing an Access database and was playing around with the
startup options. Like a dumbass, I tuned off all the menus and
shortcuts etc. and now I cannot edit the database anymore!!

Is there any way to get th startup properties back!!!
If you have disabled the shify on startup key you could try:

Public Sub ResetStartProperties(ByVal FullPathToApplication As String)
' close the application to be modified
Dim a As Access.Application
Set a = New Access.Application
With a
.OpenCurrentDatabase FullPathToApplication, True
On Error Resume Next
With .CurrentProject.Properties
.item("AllowByPassKey").Value = True
.item("AllowFullMenus").Value = True
.item("AllowSpecialKeys").Value = True
.item("StartupShowDBWindow").Value = True
End With
On Error GoTo 0
.Quit
End With
End Sub

Dec 2 '06 #5

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"Anna Vanden" <se********@spamnot.comwrote in message
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On Sat, 2 Dec 2006 17:34:57 -0000, "tombsy"
<ic***********@tiscali.co.ukwrote:
>>Hey dumbass,
>>Open the database holding the shift key down.

Good advice.

I am curious. Why did you find it necessary to precede your advice
with an invective intended to cause insult?

Where computers are concerned we have all had our turns at being a
"dumbass". The people that bug me a bit are those that say "I didn't do
anything, all of a sudden it just ....". I really do not like coming across
are those that have gone out of their way to conceal their mistake, and
thereby cause a great waste of time, and often greatly extended damage.

If I ever meet a self-confessed "dumbass" I can at least believe there is a
chance I have met an honest man (or lady, no sexism here). I am also
grateful that I have learned a lesson from someone else's mistake.

I read it as just joining in on the joke.
>><de**********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11*********************@79g2000cws.googlegr oups.com...
>>Hi,

I was designing an Access database and was playing around with the
startup options. Like a dumbass, I tuned off all the menus and
shortcuts etc. and now I cannot edit the database anymore!!

Is there any way to get th startup properties back!!!

Thanks,

P

Dec 2 '06 #6

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Nice one Dave

"David F Cox" <no****@nospam.zzwrote in message
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"Anna Vanden" <se********@spamnot.comwrote in message
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>On Sat, 2 Dec 2006 17:34:57 -0000, "tombsy"
<ic***********@tiscali.co.ukwrote:
>>>Hey dumbass,
>>>Open the database holding the shift key down.

Good advice.

I am curious. Why did you find it necessary to precede your advice
with an invective intended to cause insult?


Where computers are concerned we have all had our turns at being a
"dumbass". The people that bug me a bit are those that say "I didn't do
anything, all of a sudden it just ....". I really do not like coming
across are those that have gone out of their way to conceal their mistake,
and thereby cause a great waste of time, and often greatly extended
damage.

If I ever meet a self-confessed "dumbass" I can at least believe there is
a chance I have met an honest man (or lady, no sexism here). I am also
grateful that I have learned a lesson from someone else's mistake.

I read it as just joining in on the joke.
>>><de**********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11*********************@79g2000cws.googleg roups.com...
Hi,

I was designing an Access database and was playing around with the
startup options. Like a dumbass, I tuned off all the menus and
shortcuts etc. and now I cannot edit the database anymore!!

Is there any way to get th startup properties back!!!

Thanks,

P


Dec 2 '06 #7

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