It’s needed when we want to keep one or multiple window permanently in front. Because by default there is no option in windows to keep any software window on top when using another application. If we switch to another windows, then the current window goes background. I found this option in Linux built in with operating system where we can keep any window on top so that we can see or use multiple window at a time.

My video window permanintly on top

My video window permanintly on top

Let’s say you are browsing the web with your browser and also continuously watching a video, then you need to keep the video window in front to watch. But when you click inside the browser window, the video window goes backside of the browser and you cannot see it.

So to prevent a window from going foreground to background, we can use an “always on top maker” software which will keep our both window in front. I want to tell about two softwares. You can use either “Power Menu” or “Always on Top Maker“.

Power Menu :
Power Menu is a small free app that adds “Always On Top“, “Minimize To Tray“, “Priority” and “Transparency” sub menus to all top level system menus. So you are able to make more things with power menu. To use Power Menu first download it from here and then install it. Now when you open any window, click on the Top Level Menu at the top left corner to get all functions of it.

Click on the top left corner of aplication icon

Click on the top left corner of aplication icon

After selecting “Always on top” it will remain always on top until you do an action. But this application don’t work with all softwares. It’s not power menu’s problem. It’s problem of that program.

Always on Top :

Always on top is a very small free tool which has no interface but you need to use keyboard. First download always on to from. The run the executable. Now when your required window is foreground, simply press Ctrl + Alt + T together. To switch the foreground application “always on top”/”not always on top”, the other hotkey is CTRL-ALT-Q, to exit Always On Top Maker.

use 2 hot-keys, one is CTRL-ALT-T

use 2 hot-keys, one is CTRL-ALT-T

That window will remain in front.

Remember you can always minimize or close the top application. And as the power manu doesn’t work with all application, you can use ‘Always on top’ which has only a hot key to make use of.

Author: 

Jaber is a tech enthusiast, geek and web worm from Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is the founder and Chief-Editor of TechGainer. While he is away from his keyboard, either he's fishing or messing with wildlife. In case, you can contact him at rijans[at]techgainer[dot]com.