How to Make Any Application Window Always On Top

Everyday, multiple applications running on your computer at the same time. But sometimes we need an application window to stay on top of all other windows so we can still see and access it with ease. Not all computer programs have "always on top" feature, even this is not a feature that is built into Windows 7 and 8.

But do not worry, there is a third party tool that is able to make any application windows stay on top. This small tool is called "Window On Top". We had tested some other programs and this tool is the simplest and most stable. This little program is a standalone application, so you don't need to install it. Simply double click it, and you are ready to use it.

WindowOnTop 1.0 (Compzets)
Small and lightweight portable application (no installation needed)
Developer: Compzets
File size: 369.91 KB
Price: Free!
Supported OS: All versions of Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP.
Download: http://www.compzets.com/download.php?id=702&action=dl

How to use: Just focus on any window you want to keep on TOP. Press Ctrl+T to activate "Window On Top" on that window, use the same hot key to deactivate.


windows on top application
Window On Top icon on tray
window on top settings
Window On Top settings


Window On Top (Skybn)

Developer: Skybn (Download) 676 KB - It's not free anymore :(
Supported OS: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows 98

Window On Top

When you want to make a window always on top, just drag the hand icon into the window you want to keep it stay or you can use the shortcut keys. The default shortcut key Ctrl+F8 is slightly uncomfortable because the distance between Ctrl and F8 key is too far, so we recommend you to change the shortcut key. Right click on icon tray > Options > Set ShortCut.

Window On Top Setting

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