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Okay, I think this is easy, but I can't find any documentation yet.

I have an application that is basically one form with lots of dashboard data, and some report drill downs and buttons. Since it is pop up, you can move it off the application window and have it float by itself on the desktop.

What I want to do is have the main form float on the desktop while the application window is hidden or minimized. If I currenly minimize the app window, the form goes with it. So probably hiding it is best.

Any help?

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What version of Access are you using?

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Filea re typically Access 2000. I am using 2003 to create them.

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Not sure if this is doable in VB (it must be), but it is definitely do-able by using a shortcut and then changing the properties on the shortcut... I've used this for a number of mdb's and seems to work well, but I work in a locked down environment so have to use interesting methods like this from time to time!

[u]Suck eggs version:</u>

Right click on mdb, select Create Shortcut
Right click on the shortcut and select Properties
Select Minimised for the Run Property
Click Apply
Double click the shortcut.

Your application will start minimised, but the pop up should still "pop up".

Hope it works,

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Thanks leehambly, that worked great! I would like to do this programatically, but it is a nice compromise. I want to deliver some apps to my users, and the less interaction they have with the application window, the better. I don't need to totally lock it down, but this is nice.

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