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How to lock selected windows on top using “Window on Top”

Create Windowontop Shortcut Copy To Startup Folder_ll Keeping a specific window on top of others is a pretty useful feature, and thankfully there’s a very easy way to do it in Windows using the aptly named Window On Top app – here’s how you do it.

Keeping windows and programs on top in Windows 7

Keeping a specific window or program on top of others could’ve been a really useful feature in Windows – alas, it’s not there out of the box. Thankfully, there is a third party utility that lets you do just that – it’s called Window on Top.

Installing and using Window On Top

Window On Top only has one purpose – to keep selected windows and programs on top of the others. This makes it very light on resources and stable even when you have a lot of windows open. Here’s how to get and set it up:

1. Step First, download Window on Top from the official web page here: http://www.compzets.com/view-upload.php?id=702&action=view .

Download Window on Top from the official web page

2. Step Extract the “WindowOnTop.exe” file from the archive to its own folder – preferably in the Program Files folder if you intend to use the app everyday.

Extract the Window On Top executable to its own folder

3. Step You can run the program right away – you’ll see an icon in the taskbar notification corner, and that’s pretty much it – there’s no user interface or settings to speak of, which actually makes it better. You can pin and unpin any window on top using CTRL+T.

Window on Top icon in the notification corner

4. Step Of course, you’ll probably want to run the utility at startup. The easiest way to do it is to create a shortcut of the executable and place it in the Startup folder (located in Start -> All Programs). Another way to do it is to use the Task Scheduler, but it’s more complicated.

Create Window On Top shortcut and copy it to the Startup folder

That’s pretty much it – now you can pin any program/window on top of others with a simple hotkey – it can be surprisingly useful, and the app doesn’t take much space or resources at all, as it uses Windows 7 (or 8) own functionality to do what it does.

Conclusion

If you find yourself in need of keeping a certain window on top of all the others, be sure to give Window On Top a try – it’s a very nice app that’s also light on resources!

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Published: Friday, May 24th, 2013 Last Modified: February 24, 2014

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