How do I force window to foreground

February 3, 2005 at 09:33:11
Specs: XP, 512

HELP!!!

Hi -

How can I force a particular window to ALWAYS be on top of any other windows?

Or, to put it another way...I don't want any other windows to popup over my "primary window".

Thanks for your expert help!

Douglas Chew
Oakland, CA


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#1
February 3, 2005 at 09:38:17

Could you explain a little more what you want? If you have one window in front always and no others are allowed in front, how will you ever see anything else? What am I missing that you want?

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#2
February 3, 2005 at 09:56:11

I don't think there is any setting on IE that will allow that. I know that the windows task manager has that option, but I don't think IE does.

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#3
February 3, 2005 at 10:08:27

Generally speaking thats is a function that is built into the application by the programmer. If the programmer did not programme such a function then the OS will automatically bring the active Window to the front unless there are other Windows that do have their "always on top" flag set.

The only way you are going to do it is to write a programme that monitors your window and every time something pops up and pushes your window to the rear, the programme brings it back to the front again. It would appear that someone has already done that.

http://www.actualtools.com/titlebuttons/stay_on_top_windows.shtml

Stuart


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#4
February 3, 2005 at 11:04:51

Salgolf, thanks for your help.

Don't care about accessing anything under the "primary window". Just want to prevent ANY other windows (alert or otherwise) from popping up.

Any ideas?

THANKS EVERYONE!!!


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#5
February 3, 2005 at 11:28:42

Autohotkey (http://www.autohotkey.com/) will do this with the following code.

WinSet, AlwaysOnTop, on, Window-Title

where Window-Title is the window you want to always be ontop.

You need to create a script and have it running in the background. There are instructions on the website.


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#6
February 3, 2005 at 11:30:05

>> where Window-Title is the window you want to always be ontop.

That should say where "Window-Title" is the title of the window you want to be always ontop.


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#7
February 3, 2005 at 11:37:53

Stuart, BIG THANKS for the "Actual Tools" lead.

You're a big help!

Thanks, again, everyone for all the valuable observations and input.

Douglas Chew
Oakland, CA


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#8
February 3, 2005 at 22:40:10

Tweak ui will do it


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#9
February 4, 2005 at 06:50:39

Not quite. All Teak UI will do is prevent an existing Windows from getting the focus and hiding the current windows.

TeakUi will not prevent a new windows from popping up on top of everything else.

Stuart


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#10
February 4, 2005 at 07:11:35

Douglas -

Glad you found your answer. I clearly didn't understand with my original response.



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