Keeping windows together on Windows XP

Jim Ault JimAultWins at
Wed Mar 22 21:40:06 EST 2006

Actually, I use the F10 key... tap it twice and Expose will show/bring to
the front all the windows in the frontmost app.

Also, tab-switching by ( cmd-tab, cmd-shift-tab ) which will show the tab
display, then bring you back the the left-most app.

Jim Ault
Las Vegas

On 3/22/06 2:49 PM, "Ken Ray" <kray at> wrote:

> On 3/22/06 4:33 PM, "Graham Samuel" <livfoss at> wrote:
>> Is it just me, or is it rather difficult to keep a number of
>> different windows (stacks) together on Windows XP without the
>> possibility of a window from another application getting in between
>> them? For example, I have a mainstack, a couple of palettes, and a
>> kind of homegrown backdrop. I can force the palettes to the front,
>> the mainstack to the middle and the backdrop to the back, but I can't
>> stop for example a Windows Explorer window from getting in between
>> the two non-palette stacks. What I would like is to take charge of
>> the whole front of the screen while my app is active - is this
>> possible? Haven't found anything about it in the RR docs. I know
>> about the resumeStack message but I'm not sure if I could use it to
>> accomplish what I want.
> This is a problem on OS X too, Graham. Unfortunately there isn't a way to do
> this without reopening all of your stacks as soon as one gets a resumeStack
> message (and that has other unwanted effects - both visual and not).
> However you're not alone - this happens with Word, Excel, and a whole host
> of other applications that have multiple windows up.
> Ken Ray
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