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Topic: «[SOLVED] Stay on top glitch in Outlook XP , Message window 'pinned' on top doesn't stay on top » on forum: Technical Support   Views: 7255
 
David Lomas
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Posted: 13.03.2007 13:50:38
 
 
I can 'pin' a message window in front of the mail outlook window and use the functions 'behind' the message window to, for example change folders, look at the calendar, etc. But if I right-click to open an outlook modal dialogue box (e.g. Automatic formatting), it removes the stay-on-top of the message window.
 
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Michael Rezvanov
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Posted: 14.03.2007 05:46:28
 
 
Hello David,

Could you please test such feature at your machine. First of all you should create a specific rule for the message window, after that Startup/Stay on top, click "Always" or "As before" and the most important thing: click "Freeze". Please don`t forget to inform us about the results. Thank you in advance
 
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David Lomas
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Posted: 15.03.2007 03:41:57
 
 
OK, mixed results. I'll try and make this clear...

I created a specific rule from the email I got from subscribing to this thread - so the title of the rule was "www.ActualTools.com: [F] Stay on top glitch in Outlook XP : Technical Support - Message (Plain Text)", windows class "rctrl_renwnd32". I went to Startup and ticked Always and Freeze as instructed. When I clicked 'save', the main Outlook window and the message window went to 'stay on top' with the pin icon pushed in. Using a modal dialogue now brings the outlook main window to the top of the pile, and because its 'stay on top', I can't get the message on top of it again! I'm not sure why creating the specific rule from the message window affected the main outlook window too...

However, I played around a bit and found that choosing 'Leave as is' and 'Freeze' prevents the message window losing its 'stay-on-top' status when a dialogue box is opened, so that's a reasonable enough workaround.

I guess my only concern is why the main outlook window was affected by the rule? And if I subsequently change anything else in the rule for the message window, what other unintended effects might it have on the main window?

Cheers,

Dave.
 
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David Lomas
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Posted: 15.03.2007 03:45:19
 
 
Sorry - should have realised that the window caption part of the rule was not enabled by default. I guess the main outlook window is the same class which is why it too was affected.
 
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Michael Rezvanov
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Posted: 21.03.2007 05:28:07
 
 
Right you are David
 
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