02 Nov 2015
Slow properties window when designing in MS Access
Often when you are busy designing forms or reports in MS Access, the properties window makes design almost impossible. It keeps updating itself. This is a waste of time and terribly frustrating!
Right click the Access Shortcut/Application icon, then Right click MS Access again and choose properties. Under the compatibility tab, under settings, change the colour to 8-bit (256 colour)
Advantage when in this mode
You can design much quicker.
Downside when in this mode
Colours do not display too well, but you have everything available.
You cannot export an object while in this mode
You cannot use the link table manager while in this mode
You import objects while in this mode