as you haven't had any reply - I'll simply add: it seems there is a conflict between:
- feature/quirk of the tablet keyboard visibility
- modality of the Access message
if my interpretation is correct then one or the other must change.... you probably would have to go to a forum for tablets for the 1st point..
removing the modality of a form object is a simple property; but not for a pop up msgbox - - - so instead of using msgbox you would need to use a pop up form that is not set to be modal.