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Unable to open context menu in Access 2007 when the Access window is hidden

I'm developing an application in Access 2007, and I am using a macro to minimize the Access window and the forms are set to 'Popup' so they can exist outside the Access window.  The issue is the context menus.  They appear fine if the Access window is visible, but not if it is hidden.
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Scott McDaniel (EE MVE )

8/22/2022 - Mon
Scott McDaniel (EE MVE )

Do you mean the "right click" or "shortcut" menus?

The "right click" menus.
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Hmmm...that's annoying, but thanks.  I
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Scott McDaniel (EE MVE )

Annoying, but not unexpected. Unlike other platforms, which can exist "outside" of their design environments, Access must always have the Access program available in some form. The Access program generates these things, so naturally they would be shown in the Access window. If you've basically "covered up" the Access window (which is really all you're doing), then it would stand to reason that anything generated by Access (including Error messages, by the way) are managed by Access (and thus hidden). It's one of the major reasons this sort of kludge isn't used very often.