As far as I can see, the problem does not lie with calc.exe itself.
I'm using IntelliType Pro 7.0 / Windows 7 Ultimate / Microsoft Digital Media Keyboard 1.0A.
I tried assigning calc.exe to one of the 5 generic shortcut keys at the top of the keyboard. It successfully opened the calculator on top of everything else, with focus as it should.
It is only when I use the special Calculator
key with the wee picture of a calculator on it that there are issues.
- For me it also appears behind the front window - not at the back, but just one space too far back!
- When I am using Remote Desktop and I press the calculator button, it opens it both on the remote machine and on my machine. This has been a quirk of the Calculator button i've observed in the past. The five generic shortcut keys don't exhibit this behaviour, though. I've not tested "Log Off" and "Sleep" just in case!
My suspicion is that this is maybe even an issue with the keyboard itself. I think
I was able to use the Calculator
button before even installing IntelliType. Maybe IntelliType only handles the generic custom shortcut keys.
Does anyone have any thoughts to confirm/deny this?