Moving windows in the background without bringing them to the fron



PushyWindows
07-10-2005, 12:48 AM
I like windows, but at work I use Unix.
One thing I have found surprisingly useful is the ability to move a window
that is underneath others without automatically bringing it to the front.

Is there any way to do this with windows? Or does anyone know of a patch,
program, or registry edit that may do the trick?

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 12:50 AM
Hi,

Basically no. As the way Windows works is that all actions are performed on
the frame in focus, you have to bring it in focus to move it.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"PushyWindows" <PushyWindows@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F15F4870-3A25-42B7-9711-6103C092E0E0@microsoft.com...
>I like windows, but at work I use Unix.
> One thing I have found surprisingly useful is the ability to move a window
> that is underneath others without automatically bringing it to the front.
>
> Is there any way to do this with windows? Or does anyone know of a patch,
> program, or registry edit that may do the trick?

PushyWindows
07-10-2005, 12:50 AM
Bummer. Thanks for your help though.

"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Basically no. As the way Windows works is that all actions are performed on
> the frame in focus, you have to bring it in focus to move it.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "PushyWindows" <PushyWindows@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F15F4870-3A25-42B7-9711-6103C092E0E0@microsoft.com...
> >I like windows, but at work I use Unix.
> > One thing I have found surprisingly useful is the ability to move a window
> > that is underneath others without automatically bringing it to the front.
> >
> > Is there any way to do this with windows? Or does anyone know of a patch,
> > program, or registry edit that may do the trick?
>
>
>

PushyWindows
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
Interestingly enough, I did manage to find a work-around of sorts. A
freeware program called TurboTop lets you assign always-on-top status to any
windows you have open, affecting the same functionality. It requires a few
extra steps rather than the automatic support under Unix, but it is sometimes
convenient.


Moving windows in the background without bringing them to the fron