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How to bring the active windows to front like outlook new message? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    Using Build 7100.

    Is there a way to have the active windows bring automatically to front instead of having a blinking icon in the taskbar?
    Because it's really time consuming to have to click on the taskbar everytime event like New Email in outlook happen, or hitting a breakpoint while debugging...

    Thank

    ML
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 1:45 PM

Answers

  • In general situations, the new active window should be in front. There can be issues on the Windows Explorer. Does the issue occur all the time, or just when your run certain applications?

    You may try ShellExView.  

    Important Note: Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.

    Run ShellExView, in the pane sort the entries with manufacturers. Disable all non-Microsoft *.dll files, and check the result. If the issue does not occur, one of the files can be the culprit. We could narrow down it one by one.


    Arthur Xie - MSFT
    Friday, July 24, 2009 8:10 AM

All replies

  • In general situations, the new active window should be in front. There can be issues on the Windows Explorer. Does the issue occur all the time, or just when your run certain applications?

    You may try ShellExView.  

    Important Note: Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.

    Run ShellExView, in the pane sort the entries with manufacturers. Disable all non-Microsoft *.dll files, and check the result. If the issue does not occur, one of the files can be the culprit. We could narrow down it one by one.


    Arthur Xie - MSFT
    Friday, July 24, 2009 8:10 AM
  • Most of the time, and I've notice it with the VS Debug and Outlook New Email, because those are the 2 application I mostly use which bring activate a windows without warning.

    ML
    Friday, July 24, 2009 12:35 PM
  • Hi,

    You may need to change some settings in VS and Outlook. It is not a system question. Please contact our Visual Studio and Office support for more information.

    Outlook 2007 Solution Center

    Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition Solution Center


    Arthur Xie - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Li Thursday, August 6, 2009 4:48 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by morphus Thursday, August 6, 2009 12:15 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by morphus Thursday, August 6, 2009 12:15 PM
    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 6:17 AM
  • Hi.

    That's doesn't make sense, this behavior with Office and VS is like that since windows 95 up to vista... so the logic want that the problem is with Windows 7, not all the other software.

    The only thing install on this computer is Windows 7 RC with Visual Studio and Office nothing else. So I don't see why it should not work like it was for the last 10 years.

    ML
    Thursday, August 6, 2009 12:18 PM