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Program is not visible in Windows ALT+TAB

Stef Merlijn
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Hi,

When I start my Delphi application and press Windows ALT+TAB the app will show in the list of available application where one can jump to. But as soon as I open another form (Form2.ShowModal), than the application disappears from the ALT-TAB list.

Is there a way to solve this?
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Stef MerlijnDeveloper

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How does one remove 'WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW' from the RC file?
Is this a one-time only action on application-level or needs this to be done for every (new) toolwindow?

Changing the registry result in ALT-TAB in the old Windows XP-stype which is not the desired outcome.

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@1stITMAN: don't adorn yourself with borrowed plumes!!!

You have taken your answer from App disappears from Win7's ALT-TAB list sometimes without citing the source...
Stef MerlijnDeveloper

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First I hoped for a workaround by code to make the toolbox window available ofr ALT+TAB, but I've decided to go for the lean and mean approach. So I changed all Toolbox forms to type Dialog.
This solved it perfectly. Thank you for sharing the solution of others, it works for me :-).