ms access 2013 background change?

Is there a way to alter the area surrounding forms in MS Access 2013 (the whole surface area besides the form?
Some way of coding its appearance?
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Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
Not really.
You can use fullscreen forms without tabs, open one form as background and open the "real" forms as popups.


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Boyd (HiTechCoach) Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVPDesigner and DeveloperCommented:
AFAIK, it is not possible.

I usually keep a menu/switchboard  form opened and maximized. This allow me to use the full capabilities of what a form can display.
Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
There had been code floating around to control the main Access windows background, but that only works on older versions, prior to 2007).

  I played around with it on the newer versions, got fairly close to a solution, but never got it to fully work and I never got back to it either (it was a "hobby project").  

  I haven't seen anyone come up with any newer code either, so at the moment, it's as Boyd said  "not possible".

 Microsoft did some serious re-work of the windowing to allow for Office theme's and the tabbed interface in Access and I'm not 100% sure I would have gotten to a solution.

 No points please.

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Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
You are welcome!

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