Odd Leopard behaviour -- help window always on top

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Am3822, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. Am3822 macrumors 6502

    Am3822

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    #1
    Just as the title says, whenever I open the help window, it 'hovers' in the foreground, even if other applications/windows have the focus. Is there a way to prevent it?
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    #2
    Does the Help window have miniature controls? If it does, then this behavior is by design - it's supposed to stay on top so you can read the help while doing whatever it was you summoned Help for.
     
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    yep the Help window is a floating window. so is file inspector (command-option-I in Finder), address book panel and inspectors in iWork, Office, Transmission etc.
     
  4. Am3822 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Am3822

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    Thanks. Is this a new feature in Leopard? I don't remember similar behaviour in Tiger (either that, or I haven't used help often there).
     
  5. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    yep and it doesnt have a dock icon now. just move the window to the left or right and it will stay like that next time you open it.
     

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