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    Outlook becomes active window when new msg rcvd (2002 SP-2)

    I've seen this question asked but not answered around the web. Asking again in the hope that someone wiser than I has solved the problem:

    When I am working in Word 2002 and a new mail message arrives, Outlook 2002 forces its way to the "top," becoming the active window. This habit interferes with my work in Word, often cutting me off while I'm typing. Tools>Options reveals no obvious means of making Outlook behave itself. I am not using Word as my e-mail editor.

    Can someone suggest a solution?

    Thanks!
    Erik

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    Re: Outlook becomes active window when new msg rcvd (2002 SP-2)

    In Windows XP this feature can be generally controlled by using the TWEAKUI tool provided by Microsoft.

    There is a setting to prevent "impolite" programs from grabbing focus. TWEAKUI can be downloaded for free and has several other goodies - but that for me is the real reason for getting it.
    HTH

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    Re: Outlook becomes active window when new msg rcvd (2002 SP-2)

    Thanks! I'll try it.

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    Re: Outlook becomes active window when new msg rcvd (2002 SP-2)

    This could have some other infrequent side effects. If you see windows opening behind where they're supposed to be, consider this setting a possible culprit.

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