Stop Access taking focus when Esc is pressed in other software

  • When I'm running a long or complex process in Access, I often work with another software while it runs; if I press Esc whilst in the other software, Access gets control and tells me I asked to cancel its process. Is there a way to make the escape key only apply to the currently active program? (I'm using Windows 7, Office 2013)

  • Re: Stop Access taking focus when Esc is pressed in other software


    The second SW is opened by Access with automation... or is Access Dependent...?
    Have you any Procedure Running in some Form Timer Event...?
    ESC PressKey fire on Focused window... so i presume, that some process in MsAccess take the focus...