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Make it easier to select edges of controls/boxes for re-sizing

When selecting control edges such as in Query Design when re-sizing the table/query boxes, make it easier to select the edge. Right now, I need precision movements to get the mouse to select the edge to re-size the box. This applies to almost every instance of selecting a control or box within Access.

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      • JPSJPS commented  · 

        Update: 27 Feb 2017 - downloaded latest MS Access version.

        Windows 7.0
        Office 365
        MS Access 2016 16.0.7766.7080 32-bit

        Still a problem. I have been an MS Access developer for 20 years. Access is a great product.

        This, however, is a painful design consequence.

        DONE! Aug 30, 2016 - I'm still not seeing it with the release cited above.

      • JPSJPS commented  · 

        Is this going to be fixed?

      • David BoltonDavid Bolton commented  · 

        I am wasting a tremendous amount of time attempting to resize table and query windows because of the extremely thin and finicky edges for selecting "resize" function. Come on guys, this is pretty simple and basic stuff. Do any of your programmers actually use the tools they create? Who test drives these things?

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        In desperation, I tried installing both the 32 and 64-bit versions of https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3115142. Apparently MY version (corporate from Office365) does not make the grade.
        Have Ms released fixed for the home user / non-O365 releases only?
        I thought that 'immediate updates' was supposed to be one of the arguments for moving to the subscription version?

      • Brian BattlesBrian Battles commented  · 

        Yes! PLEASE HELP! It take forever to resize forms, controls, etc....argh!

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        I'm also waiting for this update...any word? Is there a KB number out there that someone can give us?

      • Darren ReynoldsDarren Reynolds commented  · 

        When does this update ship? It's not in 16.0.6741.2071.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Has it really been done? I don't think so.

      • George LamsonGeorge Lamson commented  · 

        Thank you for fixing this. It drove me crazy.

      • Grover Park GeorgeGrover Park George commented  · 

        Well Done, A Team.

        We are pleased, of course, and consider this just the leading wave of new and better things for our favorite little database tool.

      • Grover Park GeorgeGrover Park George commented  · 

        Hi. There is a little orange icon right below the original suggestion. Inside it is the word "PLANNED" in white letters.

        My understanding is that Microsoft PLANS to fix this problem, and I assume, they are actively working it.

        Let's move on to other important requests.

      • George LamsonGeorge Lamson commented  · 

        Please fix this. This has made setting up queries and relationships a real pain. Do the people that make these design changes actually use the program?

      • Alan CosseyAlan Cossey commented  · 

        Good to see that Microsoft are now planning to sort this bug out.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Extremely difficult to work with, especially as a senior citizen hopped up on caffeine!

      • RobRob commented  · 

        Totally agree with this post, but have had problems with grabbing borders in Access for a while now. Same thing for controls on a form where the box has yellow borders and trying to find the little square to grab so you can resize the control can be really annoying, too.

      • MerlinMerlin commented  · 

        This is ridiculous. So much for testing software BEFORE releasintg it.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Please please please... change this to something easier to use.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Don't wait for the votes to sum up, just do it!

      • SeanSean commented  · 

        This is just heinous.

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