check out this website: http://www.mvps.org/access/general/gen0040.htm -- Lynn Trapp MS Access MVP www.ltcomputerdesigns.com Access Security: www.ltcomputerdesigns.com/Security.htm Jeff Conrad's Access Junkie List: http://home.bendbroadband.com/conradsystems/accessjunkie.html "Josie" <zeiderzeeAThotmailDOTcoDOTuk(DONOTSPAM)> wrote in message news:21F8A121-3C6E-4BE1-933C-F3926A024500@microsoft.com... > Thanks Barry & Lynn > > Alt-F11 doesnt work, I think because the first window I get in the app is > to > set up a new connection to the database. I need to run a routine before I > connect though. I guess the shift bypass must be disabled. Can I > 'un-disable' > it? > > "Barry Gilbert" wrote: > >> Holding down the Shift key will only bypass the autoexec and startup >> routines (assuming you don't have this disabled). Once you're in Access, >> Alt-F11 will open the VBE window. >> >> Barry >> >> "Josie" wrote: >> >> > We've got an application written in VB within Access. If you hold down >> > shift >> > and right click - open on the icon, it should open the programming page >> > rather then the actual application (that's right isnt it?), but im >> > doing >> > something wrong. it keeps opening the app.