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Windows 7: Outlook 2010/Windows 7 : new program windows do not pop up in front


19 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Outlook 2010/Windows 7 : new program windows do not pop up in front

Can anyone help? I'm not actually sure if this is a problem with Outlook of Windows 7 so placed this question in both forums.

From yesterday I've discovered that new windows will not open in front of my Outlook main screen. So for example, if I click to write a new email, the icon appears at the bottom on my task bar but not in front of me on my screen. I have to minimise the Outlook main screen to see the email entry screen. This is also the case for other programs too -- explorer, chrome, powerpoint. The main Outlook screen seems to be the predominant one and windows will not open in front of it. Very annoying as now every time I have to minimise it, adding a new click every time I do a new task!

I suspect some setting in either Windows or Outlook has been changed to have this effect. It happened after I installed the Salesforce.com plug in for Outlook so that I can sync between Outlook and Salesforce.com. I don't want to uninstall it as it's very useful.

Hope someone can help?

Gary

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19 Apr 2013   #2

 

If by chance you never find a fix for this, then I just want to say that instead of clicking on the Taskbar button, just press Alt+Tab.
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19 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks - am aware of that short cut but really need to fix it. Its driving me mad having to keep minimising the main outlook screen every 30 seconds or so.
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19 Apr 2013   #4

 

Wait: so if you Alt+Tab, then it will go back to the front all by itself without you doing anything?
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19 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

Outlook set to "Always on top/in front" ?

EDIT - Just found this

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I had this issue after installing Salesforce addin. I solved it as follows:
  1. Open the Options under the File tab.
  2. In General Settings there is a tick box for Enable Live Preview.
  3. Uncheck this and it now behaves as it should.
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19 Apr 2013   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Perfect that worked. I've now stopped the steam coming out of my ears......no idea why Salesforce should have ticked that box!

Are there any other glitches you've noticed with the Salesforce/Outlook integration? I'm running the trial mode at the moment before making a decision to buy.

Thanks again.

Gary
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19 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

That was just a post I found after Googling for reasons Outlook might stay in front of everything else, pot luck I came across it
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19 Apr 2013   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Many thanks - bizzare but it works
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19 Apr 2013   #9

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garyuk View Post
Many thanks - bizzare but it works
This was the site I found it, maybe you'll get some info from the guy who posted the solution to help you decide to buy or not

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