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How to make the Outlook reminders pop up on top while using computer?

While you are working at other applications or websites and minimize the Outlook window, you maybe miss some reminders in Outlook. So how to make the Outlook reminders pop up always on the top of screen while using computer for dismissing any reminders? In this article, I introduce a VBA code to handle it.

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Make Outlook reminders pop up on top of screen

1. Press Alt + F11 keys to open Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Double click at ThisOutlookSession from the Project1 pane, copy and paste below code to the script.

VBA: Reminders pop up on top

Private Sub Application_Reminder(ByVal Item As Object)
Dim xAppointment As AppointmentItem
If Item.Class = olAppointment Then
    Set xAppointment = Item
    MsgBox xAppointment.Subject, 4096 + vbInformation + vbOKOnly, "Kutools for Outlook"
End If
End Sub

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3. Save and close the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

Now even if the Outlook is minimized, the reminders will pop up on the top of the screen while you are working at other applications.
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    Tracy Jones · 2 months ago
    Thank you so much - this has been driving me crazy missing important meetings/time related tasks because my reminders do NOT show on top. Reading all the threads about this shows me MS do not really care that they changed that at all. Now I am getting a reminder pop up and when I click that it takes me to the MS reminder pane - just brilliant! One question, is there any chance that the pop up box could be a different colour than blue? I would love a bright pink or red or green so the reminder is shouting at my face lol.
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    Paul · 8 months ago
    how can this be used for tasks, as opposed to appointments?