Why does my access form lose focus?

I have a Microsoft Access form which I use for entering client information:

First name, Last name, etc..

My problem is when I tab away from the Access application to view the information which needs to be entered from another source, the focus is lost in access. I need to click the form with the mouse to regain the focus.

This is very annoying!

Any help here?
DanielAttardAsked:
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
<when I tab away from the Access application to view the information which needs to be entered from another source, >
I'm confused...
When in MS Access, pressing "tab" will not move you to another application (ex. Excel)
So explain in detail how you are moving to this other "source"

In a nutshell, when you move to another application (ex. Access-->Excel) Access MUST lose the focus.
If it did not then how would you move to the other app?

So again, I think we need to:
Clarify your terminology here (don't use terms like "Focus", ...just tell us what is, ..or is not happening)
Understand clearly what you are doing
Explain what is your ultimate goal.

Posting screenshots would be a big help.

In conclusion,...
When moving from one app to another Access-->Excel ...
When you click back on the access app, the focus should be right where you left off...
So again you need to be very detailed here in your explanation.

Thanks

JeffCoachman
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DanielAttardAuthor Commented:
Sorry Jeff.   I use "Alt-Tab" so often it becomes second nature.  Next time I'll be sure to explain myself in greater detail.
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
<Sorry Jeff.   I use "Alt-Tab" so often it becomes second nature.  Next time I'll be sure to explain myself in greater detail. >
No big deal, I just wanted to make sure we were talking about the same thing...
;-)

In any event, when I use Alt-tab, the results were the same.
I moved from Access, to Excel.

When I Alt-tabbed back to Access, I was back where I left off (same form, same control).
In other words, I am not able to reproduce your issue...?

Jeff
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DanielAttardAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

Apparently, I did not phrase my question with enough detail.
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
<Apparently, I did not phrase my question with enough detail.>
OK, but why not clarify it now?...
;-)
Perhaps I just did not understand something...
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
<Apparently, I did not phrase my question with enough detail.>
OK, but why not clarify it now?...
;-)
Perhaps I just did not understand something...
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DanielAttardAuthor Commented:
Hi Jeff,

Thanks for your comments and getting me straightened out with this "momentary lapse of reason" that I experienced with this question.  Your answer is, of course, absolutely correct.  Alt-tabbing between various office applications causes the app being left to lose focus, only to be picked right back up again when returning to the app.

The condition I was temporarily experiencing was unrelated.  I appreciate the help.
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
ok great.
;-)
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