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    Way to force reminders on top of other apps? (2003 SP1)

    Is there a way to force Outlook reminders to appear on top of all other applications you have open?

    I've read that beginning with Outlook 2002, reminders appear behind apps but flash on the task bar. Is that true?

    I have a user saying she'd rather have the reminders appear on top no matter what, and I think it used to do that with Outlook 2000, but not sure.

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    Re: Way to force reminders on top of other apps? (

    > reminders appear behind apps but flash on the task bar. Is that true?

    This is what I see In Outlook 2003. Note: I stack all of the applications buttons together (e.g., with 4 Word windows open, there is one button, the word icon, and the number 4 next to it). When the reminders dialog pops up, the Outlook "group" button changes color (mine turns orange). It flashes once immediately; I don't think it keeps flashing, but I might have turned that off. Obviously if someone chooses to auto-hide the task bar, this isn't going to be very effective. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Way to force reminders on top of other apps? (

    You must have Windows XP.

    My organization is still on Windows 2000, and so we don't have that group feature in the task bar. When I have a reminder, it always pops on top, no matter what app has the focus. The taskbar flashes, even if I have the task bar on auto-hide it will pop up and flash.

    Maybe I'll have her run the /cleanreminders switch to see if that fixes anything.

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