Windows On Top: Enables “Always On Top” Feature For Any Window Or Application [Windows]

Azim Toktosunov 23-04-2013

Sometimes when you are constantly switching between two applications in Windows i.e., when copying files or comparing contents with one another, it is convenient when you can keep one application always on top of all other programs on your desktop. For example to have a Notepad application always on top so that you can always copy text contents from it while browsing online.


While some applications have the “Always on top” feature in their settings, not all of them do. So if you wanted to enable this feature for some of your applications but could not, check out Window On Top.

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Window On Top is a useful utility for Windows that lets you keep any window or application permanently on top of other windows on your desktop. It is a portable application, which you can run from any drive without installation. To try it out on your system, unzip the contents and run the executable file (WindowOnTop.exe). It doesn’t have any user interface or configurable options. Simply open the application you want to keep on top of other windows, focus on it and press “Ctrl+T” to activate Window On Top feature on that window. Press “Ctrl+T” again to deactivate this option.

It always sits in your system tray. Right-click with your mouse and click “Pause script” or “Suspend hotkeys”  to disable the application. It is  a lightweight program (less than 500 KB in size) and runs instantly without installation.

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  1. Dan
    May 1, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    Nice tip. Simple and does the job.

  2. dan
    April 14, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Your link to 'compzets' is broken (or has the 'zits' ;-)

  3. Evelynn
    January 23, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Doesn't seem to work.

  4. Evelynn
    January 23, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    This is pretty cool. Makes a new simple method for dictating closed captioning for videos as it plays!

  5. Paul Luckett
    December 14, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    What's the text app that you are using in the screenshot? And, thanks for the helpful tip!

    • jann4
      September 15, 2016 at 6:59 am

      None of this helped at all. It was the latest Windows 10 STUPID update tht destroyed my sound over HDMI connection.

  6. Nathan
    December 12, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Didn't work for staying on top of a windowed fullscreen game, didn't do a damn thing. The program was pretty much a waste of 5 minutes, aside from the time it's taking to write this comment. I'd recommend not downloading it, and I'd also recommend whoever created this program to either program for all screentypes(windowed/windowed fullscreen/fullscreen), as well as provide a "readme" file with the download containing all possible shortcut keys, or allow the shortcut keys to be re-programmed. What if MY CTRL+T is my shortcut key to open X program and I like it that way for instance? If someone programming can't leave leeway for user friendliness, then he/she doesn't need to be making programs that simply waste someone's time downloading/installing. Thanks.