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I am just about to set up user level security for my database. Before I do, how do I disable the holding the shift key thing when opening a database to get into the database window?

I want to make it so the users can't see the database window or access the backend data. As I will need to give permissions to use most of the tables, how is this done?

I am using Version: 2002 (10.0) XP

Any help would be much appreciated.


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