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Is there a way to get the printer dialog box to show up always on top of any open windows? Any help will be appreciated.
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by:siteoutfitters
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Is this just the standard Windows "print" are are you developing an application that performs  a print function?  If so, what platform?  Thanks.
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by:insysin
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No just the standard print dialog box.
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siteoutfitters earned 1000 total points
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Alright, I think I have a good solution for you.

It is recommended that you create a restore point before performing the steps below as it's a registry edit.  Here's how to do that if you want:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Create-a-restore-point 


Steps to resolve:
a)    Open registry, click Start, Type regedit and press enter.

b)    Locate the key:
  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

c)    On the right pane right click on the following key and select modify:

d)    ForegroundLockTimeout

e)    Select Base as decimal and then type 0 (zero) in the value data box and click on Ok.

f)     Exit from registry and restart the computer.

Please let me know if this works for you!
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by:insysin
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Example: When you have any open application i.e. Outlook/Word/Adobe Reader and you go to print the document the printer dialog box opens behind the open window -then you have to enter a passcode for the copier - I have users coming from windows xp that just can't stand this - I tried Windows Task Manger/highlighting the printer application/options/and ticking always on top - this works but on reboot resets itself - Is this a Windows 7 64 bit issue? -
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by:insysin
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I will try your solution today. Thanks - get back to you soon -
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