Usually, your system keeps the active window always on top. If you open multiple windows simultaneously, clicking on one window sends another to the background and vice-versa. This becomes irritating in many occasions.
Suppose, you are surfing the web with your favorite browser, at the same time you are watching a video in Windows Media Player. As soon as you click on the browser, the Media Player gets pushed to the background and disappears.
Or, if y0u are moving some files and folders from one location to another, you need to switch between the explorer windows by clicking on the inactive one. But, there is a tiny utility that lets you keep a particular window always on top.
How to Keep Window Always on Top
AutoHotKey, a Windows scripting application which lets run any script with defined hotkey. Download the app from here and install in your computer.
Once installed, the application automatically creates and sample script file AutoHotkey.ahk in ‘My Documents’ folder. Press ‘Yes’ in the message box that appears.
Now, go to your ‘My Document’ folder and open the script file with notepad and add the following line at the end of it.
^SPACE:: Winset, Alwaysontop, , A
Save the file and you are done. Select any window at your computer and press the
Ctrl + Space keys from the keyboard. The window gets set to be kept always on the top of the other windows.
Always on Top is another free utility that helps you stick any window in your desktop over the others. Download it and double click on the downloaded file. Now while working with multiple windows, just select the window you want to pin on the top, and press
Ctrl + Space from the keyboard. Opening any window will not overlap the window stuck by this application. This application does not need any scripting from you. It does everything automatically.
If you want to release the windows from its pinned state and restore to its default state, just press
Ctrl + Space again.
Using above tools, you no longer have to manage multiple opened windows moving side-by-side.