Back in Access 2003 and Windows XP, it was easy to make a shortcut to open a specific Access database – just right-drag the database from an Explorer pane to the Quick Launch area of the taskbar. But if you try to do this with Windows 7 or higher, all that happens is that the database is pinned to the Jump menu of the main Access taskbar icon:
Windows 7, 8 and 10 don’t have a Quick Launch toolbar, but I found a way to get a database shortcut onto the taskbar, as some people like (personally, I like the Jump menu just fine). This solution works in Windows 7 through 10. In short, I made a new toolbar, added one item to it, and made the title and database name invisible, so only the Access icon showed. Then the user can click this item (actually the first and only item in a toolbar) to open the database. Here are the steps in detail:
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