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Win 7 - popup behind Creo & ProE

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Win 7 - popup behind Creo & ProE

This has been bugging me since I got onto Windows 7. How do you get the popup windows to come to the front. They always seem to popup behind ProE/Creo.

I don't know how many times I've waited for the software to respond when really it was just the stupid window was behind, but it's a bunch!

Is there a way to fix this?

David Haigh
Phone: 925-424-3931
Fax: 925-423-7496
Lawrence Livermore National Lab
7000 East Ave, L-362
Livermore, CA 94550

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Solution: Win 7 - popup behind Creo & ProE

I think I found a solution. There are two registry entries that control this.
The first controls how many times the tool bar flashes to let you know there is a active window behind other. You will not need this after changing these. The second controls how long the active window waits before it comes to the front. The default is ~3.3 minutes. I think you want this set to zero. I can't imagine why Microsoft even put this in the OS.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"ForegroundFlashCount"=dword:00000000
"ForegroundLockTimeout"=dword:00000000


Note The default decimal value for the ForegroundLockTimeout registry entry is set as 200000.

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