Sep 01 2022 03:35 PM
Sep 01 2022 03:35 PM
Access Navigation pane too narrow and cannot be fixed by any suggestions made here or elsewhere on the internet. Numerous phone and chat communications with Microsoft have been a huge waste of time. I have another PC with MS 365, and this problem does not exist. Both machines are Win11
Sep 01 2022 03:55 PM
Sep 02 2022 05:02 AM
Sep 02 2022 05:55 PM
Uninstalled and reinstalled MS365
Tried both repair methods, fast and internet
Did clean restart, only MS files and apps
Invoked Power Shell and executed commands given by MS agent
Tried the F11 / Search Bar trick, no luck.
Finally got Quick Connect up and running by turning off VPN. Most troubling is that no one at MS suggested this
Sep 02 2022 06:12 PM
Here it is. Upper left side of screen shows Nav Bar unusably narrow. Double headed arrow does not appear.
Ran a test using an Access dB from another PC. In this case the Nav bar could be adjusted. This problem apparently only shows up on dB's created on this Access app on this PC. Both PCs are win 11 and had MS 365 loaded same time.
Sep 03 2022 12:58 AM
Have a look at my article: https://www.isladogs.co.uk/fix-shrunken-nav-pane/index.html
It sounds like you've tried at least one suggestion on that page but not this one:
Public Function MaximizeNavigationPane() DoCmd.NavigateTo "acNavigationCategoryObjectType" DoCmd.Maximize End Function
You may also find this utility helpful: Navigation Pane Helper Add-In (isladogs.co.uk)
Hope that helps
Sep 04 2022 11:15 PM
Thanks for the guidance. Unfortunately, I ran the code, but it had no effect on size of pane. Ran the code with DoCmd.minimize and that did shrink the pane. Ran again with Maximize and got same result as shown in my screenshot. It appears for some reason, Access thinks what I have IS maximized!
Sep 05 2022 01:30 AM - edited Sep 05 2022 01:32 AM
OK. In that case, have you tried just dragging the nav pane to the width you require by grabbing the right hand edge with the mouse and moving it to the right with the left mouse button held down
Sep 06 2022 02:17 PM
@isladogs Sadly this too has been tried many times with no success. I don't have this problem on my new tower PC, only my laptop, both Win 11.
Even Microsoft gave up! An email simply states they are sorry they cannot help me with my issue. Not impressed with MS Tech support....
Sep 06 2022 02:42 PM
Sep 06 2022 04:03 PM
Sep 07 2022 01:06 AM
Sep 07 2022 12:22 PM
Sep 08 2022 08:16 PM
Got back home and the db works fine on my tower PC. Something is wrong with my laptop configuration. Spent enough time. Now on back burner.
Thank you very much for all your efforts and I want to thank everyone else who contributed. Except for MS Tech Support /;-(