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How to always bring reminders to front of applications in Outlook?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2018-08-14

By default, Outlookโ€™s reminders window opens up behind other opening windows. Therefore, you may miss some important reminders in Outlook during your busy time. To avoid missing reminders in Outlook, the best way is to always bring the reminders to front of all opening windows. The method in this article will help you to achieve it.

Always bring reminders to front of applications with VBA code

Always bring reminders to front of applications with VBA code

Please apply the following VBA code to always bring reminders to front of applications in Outlook.

1. In Outlook, press the Alt + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, double click the ThisOutlookSession in the left pane to open the code window. Then copy the below code into the window.

VBA code: Always bring reminders to fornt

Private Sub Application_Reminder(ByVal Item As Object)
'Updated by ExtendOffice 20180814
Dim xAppointment As AppointmentItem
If Item.Class = olAppointment Then
    Set xAppointment = Item
    MsgBox xAppointment.Subject, 4096 + vbInformation + vbOKOnly, "Outlook reminders"
End If
End Sub

3. Press the Alt + Q keys to close the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

From now on, when a reminder is started in Outlook, an Outlook reminders dialog box will display in front of the current used window. You can click the OK button to shift to Outlook reminders window immediately. See screenshot:

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