Maybe I am the only one who did not find the option how to prevent Sametime chat windows from popping up for every incoming message in Notes 8.0.1 (resp. Sametime 8.0). I think this option was somewhere else in Notes 8.0 (resp. Sametime 7.5.1).

Anyway, this is how to do it:

Go to “File -> Preferences -> Sametime -> Notifications”
Click on “One-on-one chat”
Uncheck “Bring chat window to front”

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19 Responses to Prevent Sametime chat windows from popping up in Notes 8.0.1


    Can’t tell you how annoying that was…

  2. Martti Garden [Visitor] says:

    Ah, THANKS! This was so annoying when you tried to write an email and someone kept pinging you with unimportant messages…

  3. annonymous [Visitor] says:

    Even if I already uncheck the “Bring chat window to front” the chat window still pops out. Any help?

  4. KFaulk says:

    This was incredibly helpful! Thank you so much!

  5. Samuel says:

    Ahhh! Thanks a lot!
    Checked it so many times but never occured that this option would be available under the sound alerts!

  6. Dipti says:

    do^’t suppose you know the ini setting for this pls ?

  7. It is not a NOTES.INI setting but somewhere hidden in the Eclipse preferences. Sorry, but currently not aware of the exact setting.

  8. Ramesh says:

    Thanks very much
    Ramesh Choutapellli

  9. Aldo says:

    Thanks, works for me!!!!

  10. Hung says:

    thank you very much! works perfect

  11. Krish says:

    Thank you so much! Its so annoying!!

  12. Romy says:

    Hello, I changed the prefernces as mentioned above but the pop-up still comes on my screen. Mine is Sametime 8.5.2 🙁 🙁

  13. Krystal says:

    Does not work. The pop up still happens.

  14. Scott says:

    I was just working with someone who changed the settings to stop window coming to front… and it didn’t fix it. We reverted back to the defaults, unchecked the box, restarted and then it worked. Maybe something to try …

  15. Thanks hor this hint, Scott!

  16. Shekar says:

    Thanks a lot for this- Finally I was able to stop the annoying pop ups-

  17. Prasad Avula says:


  18. udayan says:

    super … really got fed up with it

  19. Gary says:

    Thanks a lot. I was not able to find this preferences option for a long time. It was very annoying.

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