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    jjsande1492 is offline Advanced Beginner
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    How to hide "privacy options" from users in a front end

    Hi there.

    I have a front end / back end set up that I am locking down in Access 2016. I have password protection on the VBA project and I have turned off "Display Navigation Pane", "Allow Full Menus", and "Allow Default Shortcut Menus". In an attempt to preserve these settings and prevent the shift-click open arrangement, I am using a custom ribbon. Now, when the user opens the front end, "Options" is gone, but it is replaced by "Privacy Options". The user can then undo everything I have set. I've searched the internet and in everything I have found, there's only a handful of references to "Privacy Options" and all of the offered solutions involve exactly what I am already doing with a custom ribbon.

    An example of a "fix" is shown here. I have tried this and while the custom ribbon is implemented, it does not hide "Privacy Options".
    https://www.accessforums.net/showthread.php?t=33541

    I can't be alone in this. Am I missing a thread somewhere? How can I prevent "Privacy Options" from showing?

    Thanks,
    jj
    Last edited by jjsande1492; 08-09-2018 at 06:52 PM. Reason: Included link to non-working solution

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    orange is offline Moderator
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    See this youtube video by Steve Bishop.


    Further searching found this post.
    It's 2 pages long, but has the answer.


    Good luck

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    jjsande1492 is offline Advanced Beginner
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    Thanks, orange.

    Steve's YouTube video was the first solution I tried. Again, it removed "Options", but "Privacy Options" now appears in its place. The other link you provided looks like the same answer, isn't it? It just has a lot of ensuring people are checking for spelling mistakes and the like.

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    jjsande1492 is offline Advanced Beginner
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    Ugh... sorry everyone. I found that I created the USysRibbons table in the back end and my front end was a linked table to it. The USysRibbons table needs to be local. This fixed my issue.

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