Provide an option to set the Reminder pop-up to appear on top in Microsoft Outlook 2016
Provide an option to set the Reminder pop-up to appear on top in Microsoft Outlook 2016 to avoid missing any task or meeting.
This new option is now available for Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal, Office 365 Business, and Office 365 ProPlus customers on Monthly Channel (Version 1803 or newer). For subscription customers on one of the Semi-Annual Channels, this option will become available after upgrading to Version 1808.
From Outlook, you can turn this on using File > Options > Advanced. Look for the “Reminders” section and check the box next to “Show reminders on top of other windows”.
More information on which version of Outlook you are running here: https://support.office.com/article/what-office-365-business-product-or-license-do-i-have-f8ab5e25-bf3f-4a47-b264-174b1ee925fd
Dennis P. German commented
Classic Micro$oft; ask them to fix something and they tell you to buy something new...that doesn't actually have the problem fixed.
A BLINKING reminder for appointments, not just a popup.
The 'Reminder pop-up on top' option is not complete for Office 2016.
vivek jain commented
Is it also available for office 2016 MSI version ?
I was running into similar problems,
I face this so often that I wrote a simple program called OutlookRemindersOnTop will keep bringing the reminders window on top and also show a windows notification if it finds the window
Hope it helps and it works great for me if it helps you can download it from
it requires .net 4.5 or 4.0 i can recompile it to 2.0 if there is interest.
Hope it helps
Jody Botha commented
The REMINDER needs to STAY on top, not vanish after you click on another window...
Not resolved. I've been late for so many meetings. It seems like a pretty simple request to add the "show on top" feature back in for those who want it.
This is not fixed for Outlook 2016. Please address this immediately.
Andreas Patzner commented
This is not resolved!
Using Outlook 2016 and missing meetings all the time!
Please fix for Outlook 2016 asap.
Still not there for Outlook 2016.
I did this - it works for this session of outlook but every time I restart outlook it defaults back to the old setting - which makes this virtually useless!!
This is clearly not completed ! This option doesn't appear in my Microsoft Outlook for Office 365 MSO (16.0.11601.20130) 64 bits version.
Nick Critten commented
Outlook 2016 here - this option doesn't exist.
A gently glowing orange icon is NOT sufficient indication of an upcoming event!!
Clive Hawnt commented
The sheer arrogance of Microsoft is summed up well in this thread. Despite countless contributors (add me to that list) stating VERY CLEARLY THIS IS NOT COMPLETED, yet MS do NOTHING about it. I am using OL2016 and this option is NOT AVAILABLE.
Aaron Hansen commented
As a systems administrator, I'm taking a lot of heat from upset employees who are missing meetings because of this change. This is another step backwards for Windows and fixing recent and future versions only is not acceptable for organizations in a 5 year upgrade cycle.
AM Peterson commented
THIS IS NOT COMPLETED. Please reopen this and add this functionality back for those of us that use Outlook 2013 for business - and miss important business meetings because of this horrendous, egregious miss.
Great that the option is available even when it took some time:)
i'm probably missing a meeting as i type this.
Agreed, do not mark this has completed when it has not been implemented in Outlook 2016.
I got tired of waiting for Microsoft to ACTUALLY fix this instead of just SAYING they did, so I downloaded this and it seems to solve the problem correctly.