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Force new Open Window to stay on top ?

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I have opened a new window using VBScript as follows:

    strOptions = "toolbar=No, location=No, directories=No, "
    strOptions = strOptions & "status=No, menubar=No, scrollbars=No, "
    strOptions = strOptions & "resizable=No, width=800, height=600,"
    strOptions = strOptions & "top=0, left=0"
    newWindow = Window.Open(otherURL, "myNewWindow", strOptions)

I have noticed when I click the other window underneath, the newWindow disappeared into the back and got covered by the other window.  Is there any way of forcing the newWindow to stay on top no matter what I click ??
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Here is  JavaScript solution.  This goes into the head and body of the page you wish to stay on top.  The number 3000 is the number of milliseconds until the window is refocused; in this case 3 seconds.  You can set it for whatever you want.

<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">
<!-- Hide from older browsers
function setTimer(){
      setTimeout ("window.focus()",3000);}
// end hiding -->
</SCRIPT>

</HEAD>
<BODY onBlur="setTimer()" BGCOLOR="#ffff80">
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nettrom earned 600 total points
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Two possible solutions.  You mention that you use VBScript, so I expect your audience to be IE-only?  Maybe you should open a modal dialog window instead, that way the user will have to acknowledge (/close) the window before access to the other window is possible.

See http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/author/dhtml/reference/methods/showmodaldialog.asp

Danny Goodman has written an article about cross-browser compatible modal dialog windows: http://developer.iplanet.com/viewsource/goodman_modal/goodman_modal.html
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