Prevent addin tabs (e.g. Bluetooth, Netviever etc.)  from appearing on customised ribbon menu's - office

Posted on 2011-10-13
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have installed an access runtime application with a customised ribbon with just one tab. However on one client laptop a "Bluetooth" tab also appears.

I know this will be something to do with an office addins  he has installed (he has other office programs but not the full access software installed).

Is there any way to prevent these addins from automatically appearing on a customised menu - apart from uninstalling the addin from the PC.

Many thanks
Question by:Louverril
    LVL 61

    Accepted Solution

    I haven't verified this, but I believe that add-ins can be prevented if you build your ribbons up using the "Start From Scratch" option rather than 'building them down' from the default Office ribbon.

    Alternatively, you might try hiding the Add-Ins tab:

     <tab idMso="TabAddIns" visible="false">

    Author Closing Comment

    I tested the start from scratch out and this works - thanks.

    Thanks also for the tip about visible = false.

    Many thanks,

    Featured Post

    IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

    Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

    Join & Write a Comment

    The first two articles in this short series — Using a Criteria Form to Filter Records ( and Building a Custom Filter ( — discuss in some detail how a form can be…
    A long time ago (May 2011), I have written an article showing you how to create a DLL using Visual Studio 2005 to be hosted in SQL Server 2005. That was valid at that time and it is still valid if you are still using these versions. You can still re…
    Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…
    Basics of query design. Shows you how to construct a simple query by adding tables, perform joins, defining output columns, perform sorting, and apply criteria.

    729 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    16 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now