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Hi Dan,

Its good to know that Linux users can also use this technique.

Regarding opening FMain, neptuneuk shows at the bottom of his post that
this is achieved, (when the database initially opens), by clicking on Tools
|  Customise | Events and setting Open Document to call the macro that
opens FMain.  After that, when the database opens, it automatically
displays FMain.


Marion & Noel Lodge

On 3 October 2014 23:13, Dan Lewis <> wrote:

On 10/03/2014 08:27 AM, Marion & Noel Lodge wrote:


I have a macro similar to neptuneuk's that Alex pointed to, but I go one
step further.

I run Windows 7 64 bit.  I right click on my project's .odb file, click on
'Send to' and then on 'Desktop (create shortcut)'.  Then I can simply
double click on the shortcut to go directly into my Main Menu form.

Sometimes, usually if I have just started my PC, it's a bit slow and
LibreOffice's initial menu appears for a few seconds before the Menu form
is displayed.  But once the machine has warmed up, double clicking on the
shortcut displays the Menu almost immediately.   I have found this is
simpler for my users.   It also keeps them away from the underlying LO
and prevents them being confused by a screen that they don't need to be
concerned about!

I have several such shortcuts on my desktop and find the them faster than
opening LibreOffice and going through several steps to select the .odb
I want to open.

Don't know how well this would work on other operating systems, but it
works well for me.


     What Noel has done also works with Linux by creating a soft link to
the database on the Desktop. Then double clicking the link causes the
database to open. Similarly, creating a soft link to a folder containing
the databases that are often used can be used. Then double clicking the
link and then double clicking the name of the desired database will
accomplish the same thing.
     But I do not think this is what the OP was wanting. When the database
opens, he wants the form named, FMain, to open as well as the main database
window. Obviously, he would want the window containing the FMain form to be
on top.


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