Preventing the Movement of Toolbars In Microsoft Access

Provided by the FMS Development Team

Have you been annoyed when the toolbars normally docked at the top of your Access window get moved? You can prevent this by setting a simple property to prevent a user or yourself from accidentally moving it. Here's how to do it (in Access 2000 or later):

  1. Place the toolbar in the position you want.
  2. From the menu bar, go to: Tools -> Customize.
    (Note: In Access 97, go to: View -> Toolbars -> Customize)
  3. Select the Toolbars tab.
  4. Highlight the desired Toolbar (i.e. "Menu Bar")
  5. Click the "Properties" button.
  6. On the Toolbar Properties window, uncheck the "Allow Moving" option.

Toolbar Properties

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