Barry, I think you may be missing the point here -- with the FL always on top, it covers up the popup menus from various settings, and then with one of those setting dialogues open, e.g., the Sort, you can't get to it, and OT will NOT minimize or get out of the way -- it becomes totally unresponsive, and the only choice is to go to Task Manager and KILL IT!!
It does not matter whether the FL separate box is checked or not, as long as the FL is separate. I've learned to keep the FL size to less than a third of the screen and not to click on any settings icons when it is maximized.
p.s. see my separate post last week on this same subject: http://www.omnitrader.com/omnitrader/support/OT2004/forum/thread-view.asp?threadid=4580&posts=2#18576
[Edited by Paddy_VA on 11/18/2009 12:58 PM]