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Hi, I implemented a timer that remembers me what to do during the day. This application should not be seen (not focussed). It works quite well, but the message is on the desktop. So if I work with any other application in the foreground, I see my reminder the first time, when I close my application. This could be much too late for the dates I had. Could you please tell me, how to see the reminder in the foreground, although I'm working with other applications? Thanks, Liliana
You need to convince your operating system that it should be "always on top". Of course each OS has different ways of handling this . . . So you will probably need to use some JNI to hook into a particular OS's way of doing this.
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with a little delay: thanks a lot. I see that I loose the platform independence when doing this. I didn't work with jni by now. liliana