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Form view changes on Back button from is hyperlink field

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Access 2003 SP2, Win XP

I have a form that has Default View = Datasheet; allow Form View = No. Form opens in Datasheet view.

The form has a text field with 'Is Hyperlink' set to Yes. When the hyperlink field is clicked, a browser opens. If the browser is closed, all is good.

However, the 'Back' button on the browser is enabled. When that is clicked, focus goes back to the database but the form is suddenly in Form view rather than Datasheet view. Any workarounds?

Thanks.
Nov 6 '08 #1
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FishVal
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Hello.

Actually I couldn't reproduce your situation with either IE7, FF3 and Opera 9 (Access 2003, Win XP SP3).
Back button is always inactive.
What is your default browser?

Regards,
Fish
Nov 9 '08 #2

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I am using Win XP SP 2, IE 6 is the default browser.
Nov 10 '08 #3

FishVal
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I am using Win XP SP 2, IE 6 is the default browser.
Ok.

I've reproduced that on IE7 - don't know so far what to suggest you as workaround, the only idea I have is to mimick hyperlink appearance (not the easiest way IMHO).
By the way - FF3, Opera 9 and GoogleChrome browsers open hyperlink with back button inactive. Would it be a sufficient reason for you to use one of them as default browser ? ;)

Regards,
Fish
Nov 10 '08 #4

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Thanks for looking into it Fish. My workaround is just a rather plain form view with a big 'Back to Spreadsheet' button for the users. Don't know how much of an issue it will be, but I am not too concerned. They can just close the browser if they want (goes back to datasheet view) or click on the button to go back to datasheet view. Unfortunately upgrading the browser is not my call, and with there being an easy enough (although awkward) workaround, I'm not going to worry about it.

Thanks muchly.
Nov 10 '08 #5

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