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Customised Access ribbon leaves application in a vulnerable state

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Last Modified: 2019-11-19
My Access (Office 365) development has a customised application ribbon for switching between forms.  All well and good.  Thought I had everything tied down, hiding the navigation bar and switching off full menus, disabling the bypass key etc.
What worries me is the 'Tell me what you want to do' box which sits obstinately to the right of the main application tab.  Yesterday I typed 'query' in the aforementioned box and guess what, the query designer popped up listing all the underlying tables, inviting me (or any user) to go ahead and mess around with the data without going through the UI.
So, apparently, unless I ditch the ribbon and go back to the time-honoured switchboard menu, the application will always be in a vulnerable state.

Are there any good solutions for this without having to ditch the ribbon (which I spent quite a long time working on)?
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