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One of my users has a really annoying issue. When he opens an attachment in Outlook 2003, it always opens behind the email.

Obviously there is a setting somewhere, anyone able to tell me where it is?

Thanks
Jim
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Hi, jimxox.

There is no setting.  The user must be clicking or doing something that's causing the attachment to go behind the email.
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Hi BlueDevil

Nope - I have tried it myself on his PC. Attachment always opens behind email

Jim
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Does this happen with all attachments or only some?  Is Outlook configured to use Word as the email editor?
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Does Outlook stay in front of all other applications?

Has he used an application to force Outlook to retain Focus?  TweakUI used to have a setting for this...
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windowsxp/ht/stealingfocus01.htm

Possibly set to stop Reminders popping to the front???

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User is now reporting all is working fine, even though I have done nothing

Let's put it down to user error!  ;o)

Thanks all for responding
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You're welcome.
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