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  1. Major bug in all versions of Access: handling of ESCAPE key

    n all versions of Access that I am aware of, going back at least to Access 2000, the escape key cancels queries (whether select, update, append, etc.), and recordset operations (running in VBA).

    On the surface this may be fine, but there is a major bug in the implementation: Access "listens" for the escape key regardless of whether it has the focus or not.

    So for example, if you have a long running append query and then open Excel, Word, Outlook, or even your browser (any software, presumably), and hit the Escape key to cancel an action in that other…

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  2. Create and promote a website for Access developers to list their applications and services.

    MS already has a website for Access MVP's, but other ISV's, VAR's and developers who are not MVP's need a centralized place for consumers to search for a solutions provider. MS can provide a disclaimer on this website stating they're not responsible or endorsing any particular listing.

    .. And while you're at it, create a separate category or page for "Access Marketing" ideas so that we don't have to mix these kinds of ideas with product improvements.

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    Thanks for posting and for the interesting conversation.

    Without taking an active part in this discussion, or making a corporate statement, I’ll just say that the Access team values our MVPs and their on-going contribution to both the product team and the broader community.

    as for Frank’s suggestion – it’s a great one, and we’ll look into it. Thanks!

  3. Increase visibility when using higher resolutions

    Make adaptations in resizing reports and wizards etc. to ensure readability in higher display resolutions.

    For example in the linked table manager but also when using interactive graphs in forms and some wizards the text becomes unreadable: The line width is too small to show the whole letter.

    If I reduce display resolution it all works fine again.
    Also due to the inability in wizards and linked table manager to change the line width I cant use access at the preferred resolution.

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    Thanks for posting.

    Being able to increase visibility in higher resolutions and to support high DPI is a well known ask.
    We are adding this to our customers’ wish list, and for now closing this item for voting, so you can get your votes back (and you can add comments to show your support and share ideas).

    Thanks,
    Access Team

  4. Create Add-In Store

    I think it would be a great idea to create an add-in store that would allow for developers to offer tools like V-Tools, the FMS Suites, Smart Indenter, and other VBA Add-ins in a centralized, official, and user-friendly location.

    Current add-ins are only available by searching the web, and many results are either outdated, defunct, or unsafe.

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  5. Add a suffix to copies of objects instead of the prefix 'Copy of '.

    When a copy of an object is made, 'Copy of ' is added to the front of its name, separating it from the original when sorted alphabetically. It would be much easier to find the copy in relation to the original if a suffix was used instead. That way it would be right after the original object when sorted alphabetically.

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