One feature in Windows that is used relatively infrequently, but is sometimes incredibly useful, is the ability to hold a particular window above all others. Even if you click on another window, this one will always stay on top. This function is called “Always on Top”.
Although it is not used very often, it is easy to imagine a situation in which this would be useful. Imagine, for example, that you have a program on which you monitor certain data and, depending on that data, you do something in several other programs. Due to the constant change of windows, you would have to constantly open the program window in which you monitor the data. It could be easier if that program was simply always above all others.
The problem arises when the program does not have the option to always be on top. The solution is Window TopMost Control, a free program for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10.
Why Window TopMost Control is so convenient to use
Honestly, we are of the opinion that the “Always on Top” option is not used enough. We almost never use it ourselves, although, when we think about it, it could often make our job easier. We believe that the main reason for that is that it is often not available, so we are just used to not having it, and even when it is there, we either don’t know about it or it is buried somewhere deep in the settings, so we need a tutorial to find it.
Window TopMost Control solves this in a very simple and elegant way. To begin with, the program has no installation, just download it and run it. When you run it in the System Tray (lower right corner of the screen, next to the clock), the program icon will appear.
Window TopMost Control will automatically detect all open windows. Right-clicking on the program icon will open a menu where the first item is “Window list …”. When you hover your mouse over it, a drop-down menu will open with a list of names of all active windows. Then, simply click on the name of the window you want to always be on top and that’s it.
An even easier way to do this is to open the window you want to always be on top and press the keyboard shortcut
Ctrl+Alt+Space. This will make the active window always be on top.
You can also mark multiple windows to always be on top. In that case, if you place the two marked windows on top of each other, the active window will be on top.
Make using Windows easier for yourself
Window TopMost Control is simple and easy to use. The user interface contains only a few menus, which are in the form of a list, so navigating is very easy. The program works quickly, without errors and is “weights” less than 1.5 MB, so we suggest you try it.
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 i 10