How do you disable the Navigation pane in Microsoft Access?

I just noticed that a user is smart enough to use the F11 key to get to the Navigation pane.  

How do I stop this?
J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAsked:
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
You must disable the "Use Special Keys" option in Access Options >> Current Database, and also disable the "Display Navigation Pane" option. Of course, if they've figured that out, they'll probably figure out how to enable that as well.

You should also deploy as a compile .accde file. That will stop design changes to Forms, Report, and Modules. User could still get to Tables and Queries, however. Splitting the database into a Backend (tables only) and a Frontend (everything else), and then linking the BE to the FE will stop Table Design changes, but you're still left with Query changes (and Table design changes, if they can figure out where the BE is stored).

About the only way to stop everything is either (a) switch to a more robust database engine, like SQL Server, where you can control access to your Tables and Views/Queries or (b) instruct the users not to modify your Objects (and report this to management, if you feel it's appropriate). If you switch to something like SQL Server with a compiled Access FE, and setup security properly in SQL Server, you'll have a pretty robust/secure system.

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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
@Scott McDaniel

When I disable the Special Keys, the "ctrl G" no longer works to Compile the database.  How do I compile it?
Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
Ctrl+G opens the immediate window.

To compile: Alt+D, then l (lowercase L).

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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
You typically would set the Special Keys options just before deploying this to users. During your development, you could certainly have that off - or use the menu commands to Compile.
J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
I chose the Special key option.

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