Hm, it is not exactly a flash-animation I want to display but a webpageish swf that is fed with strings from xml-tags, dynamically from a network-server. Also with an intergated time- and date-counter. So I suppose the qt.movie functionality fails on this one.
Any idea how to force an external system-window to the front/back? Or how to make a jitter window dis- an reappear, revealing an external application instead of the Max programming environment?
I don't know the answer but you could try looking at rotate window commands that might be available via applescript or using the external shell object to do this. If you're using a Mac that is, I don't know about the windows platform.