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application windows order -XP (girly question)

By imjustagirl2 ·
This is such a girly question, but I can't figure out if there's a setting that defines application windows order. For example, I will launch my Outlook program and then Internet Explorer. I'll start typing an address in IE and then my Outlook window will jump forward and prompte me to logon. I can't think of the "techincal" term for this, but it's really annoying. The last (current) application window I'm working in should remain "on top". I'm getting complaints from end-users that use multiple IE windows simultaneously that when they start to work in one window but have another other window "thinking" in the background, the original window suddenly pops-up in front and takes precidence... Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

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I'm a female IT pro...

by sgt_shultz In reply to application windows order ...

who is pretty annoyed with the way you worded your question. Apologize for ignorance, laziness. But not for what sex you were born, please.
anyhow. is this what you are looking for:
There is a utility from Microsoft in a suite of tools called Sysinternals. They are very interesting. check out process explorer in particular. But the one that might show you what you want is called autoruns. here is the link and here is a snippet of description.
I bet you are really a guy.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/SystemInformation/Autoruns.mspx
<snip>

AutoRuns for Windows v8.61
By Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell
Published: January 22, 2007

Introduction
This utility, which has the most comprehensive knowledge of auto-starting locations of any startup monitor, shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them.

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Thanks for the reply...

by imjustagirl2 In reply to I'm a female IT pro...

I tried something all the kids are raving about... it's called sarcasm. I guess it didn't work. But thanks for the reply. I will look into that link shortly.
I'm still just a girl

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s'ok imjustagirl

by XT John In reply to Thanks for the reply...

I appreciated your sarcasm:) ;-)

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Thanks XT John!

by imjustagirl2 In reply to s'ok imjustagirl

You don't know how hard it is for a girly-girl like me to cut it in such a manly-tech world But how do I know you're really a guy, just because you name might be John
- "There are no stupid questions, but there are a LOT of inquisitive idiots." Cluelessness (yep, I'm one of em).

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I'm with you

by JamesRL In reply to I'm a female IT pro...

I'm a man.

But I've worked for females. I've worked with females. I have females on my staff.

Your age or sex is no excuse. You are an individual.

And sarcastic or not, it still opens the door to the neanderthal men in the world that they can be unsubtly sexist, because you've (justagirl) made a joke of it.

See I've spent time with HR, fighting for women who were on the nasty end of teasing and cat calls from sexist jerks in IT. Don't give them an excuse.

James

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