Reminders don't pop up and stay hidden in background

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StefanW

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I'm at a new workplace with a new PC with Windows 7 and Office 2010 and get into trouble regularily, since meeting reminders simply stay hidden behind all my open documents and never make it to the top to remind me. In older versions they popped up on top, you could hit snooze and they would pop up again until you hit dismiss.


The new menu structure is really hard to navigate and not as easy as in 2003. I found the options menu but there is no check box to force reminders to really pop up. I see this as a serious bug.
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook 2016 32 bit
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Yeah, reminders are a big problem. The problem is partly with windows 7 - it doesn't let programs come up on top. There isn't a prefect solution - i'm using reminder manager at slovaktech.com which helps. (it can also send reminders by email).
 

Darth Andy

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I posted this before, but no-one appears to have noticed ;-)




You can use VB to give you an on-top pop-up:


Code:
Private Sub Application_Reminder(ByVal Item As Object)
   
   If TypeOf Item Is AppointmentItem Then
   MsgBox "There's a reminder! Click OK to see it", vbSystemModal, "Dude!"
   End If
   
 
 
End Sub



You need to put this under 'ThisOutlookSession' and sign it with a digital certificate (plenty of info elsewhere on how to do that)




I admit it's not an elegant solution, but if you need something to be all up in you face about meetings, then this will do it.
 

Diane Poremsky

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Office 365 Exchange
Will test this macro - i like that it works only for appointment reminders - flag reminders are less important and for those items i flag instead of creating appointments, i'll just have to create appointments now.
 

vcadambe

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IMAP
We developed ShowReminders, an addin for Outlook 2010/2013, that brings the Outlook reminder to the forefront without taking focus away from any application that you are working on. It is available for download at www.sagelamp.com/pages/showreminders.aspx. Please check it out and I would love to hear your feedback.



 

Francis

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@Darth Andy: Your solution works , but I no longer get the letter icon on top of Outlook to show I have mail.
(I'm in Outlook 2013 64bits)
I posted this before, but no-one appears to have noticed ;-)
You can use VB to give you an on-top pop-up:
Code:
Private Sub Application_Reminder(ByVal Item As Object)
    If TypeOf Item Is AppointmentItem Then
    MsgBox "There's a reminder! Click OK to see it", vbSystemModal, "Dude!"
    End If
End Sub
You need to put this under 'ThisOutlookSession' and sign it with a digital certificate (plenty of info elsewhere on how to do that)
 

Madheshwaran

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Outlook 2010 64 bit
Email Account
Exchange Server
I posted this before, but no-one appears to have noticed ;-)





You can use VB to give you an on-top pop-up:


Code:
Private Sub Application_Reminder(ByVal Item As Object)


   


    If TypeOf Item Is AppointmentItem Then


    MsgBox "There's a reminder! Click OK to see it", vbSystemModal, "Dude!"


    End If


   


End Sub


You need to put this under 'ThisOutlookSession' and sign it with a digital certificate (plenty of info elsewhere on how to do that)





I admit it's not an elegant solution, but if you need something to be all up in you face about meetings, then this will do it.

Great, thanks for this simple solution, it served the purpose.
 
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