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
Yes and yes. I am missing meetings because the reminder is buried and I don't see it.
It would be great if they could add this feature to the default behavior of Outlook. Not having it and being tied to my calendar has caused un-necessary issues.
Microsoft: get a clue from the 1959 alarm clock: http://blog.onlineclock.net/evil-snooze-clock-history/. Yes, it's may be evil, but at least if you are reminded enough, you eventually get out of bed and get to work. Better late than never! With Outlook Reminders, you never know you're even late! Microsoft executives get to their appointments on time because high paid executive secretaries ensure they do. The rest of us "multitaskers" pay hefty software fees to ensure we always miss our meetings! I'm going shopping for a snooze alarm clock.
Really nice would be options to
(a) always keep the reminder window on top, and
(b) have it not steal the focus from the current in-focus application.
Aaron Fisher commented
Request to stay on top but also have a minimize function to stop it continuously popping up.
If I've set a reminder it's because it's important and I SHOULD be interrupted. Please have a way for outlook reminders to pop up on top of everything. Missing meetings is never a good thing.
Sash Wysocki commented
Yes this definitely an option which is needed
Here here..I agree
Obviously, just make it an option for those who want it, It was a disastrous decision to make reminders unobtrusive.
THIS IS TERRIBLE! I am a developer and know this should be an easy toggle switch fix. Come on Microsoft REALLY!
Since the pop-up disappeared I'm always late to the SON meetings and i'm worried that Jro will be angry at me soon.
Please fix this or he might smack my .....
give option for pop-up box to appear on top of all other windows please
Sandeep Paul commented
make it an option.
Very annoying that the reminders don't pop up any more though!
Yes please! I used to use a MAC and you can set the position of the alert so it is visible but not intrusive. Now that I am on a PC I keep showing up late for meetings because I don't see the alert when I am not in Outlook. and since I am not constantly in Outlook I don't see the alerts. See the problem here?
Randy S. Hembrador commented
I suffer from adult ADHD (based on the posts, I wouldn't be surprised if others on this thread do as well), and for me, the passive reminder window has actually been an accessibility challenge.
An always-on-top option would definitely be helpful for me (and I imagine, most people with ADHD).
I really like the suggestion of Outlook’s reminder window asserting itself to the top when alerts trigger, though not hijacking the system’s focus from the user’s current application. The reminder window could just have an “Always on top” checkbox to toggle behavior.
Bateman, Randall commented
This link has utilities to keep notification window on top, since Microsoft won't make this an option.
The ever hidden reminder can be devastating if you miss meetings. Seriously, fix this!!!!!
Larry L commented
I was so surprised to find out that there is no option to do this except a $30 program. This is a must have!
Reminders should be an option (display on top or not). Working on multiple monitors, I often miss a meeting reminder, which is more painful than a reminder popup. A glowing task bar does not cut it.