Master your multitasking: Keep a window Always on Top with Microsoft PowerToys for Windows
Microsoft PowerToys is a set of utilities designed to enhance the user experience and improve productivity. One of the many features included in the PowerToys is the “Always on Top” utility, which enables users to pin any window to the top of their desktop, even when they’re working on other applications.
With Microsoft PowerToys Always on Top feature, users can keep important windows on top of all others, ensuring that they remain visible and accessible at all times. Whether you’re working on a project that requires multiple windows open simultaneously or need to keep an eye on a specific window while you work on other tasks, this feature is a game-changer for anyone looking to improve their workflow and productivity.
Activating the Always on Top feature is simple, after installing Microsoft PowerToys you should do the following:
- To activate press the key combination ⊞ Win+Ctrl+T while the window you want to keep on top is in focus. The window will immediately move to the front of all other windows and will remain on top of them even when it’s deactivated.
- To deactivate the feature, simply press the same key combination again, and the window will return to its normal position in the window stack.
Once enabled the window pinned to stay on top of all the others is displayed with a blue border so it can easily identified.
How to customize the Always on Top utility
The Always on Top feature is customizable, allowing users to change the default shortcut key combination to one that is more convenient for them. Users can also choose to make the feature window-specific, meaning that only the active window will remain on top of all other windows.
To customize the Always on Top utility you should to the following:
- Open the Microsoft PowerToys application
- Select the Always on Top app
- Click on the Open Settings button, from here you will be able to:
- Enable/Disable the Always on Top
- Change the shortcut ley combination
- Modify the border of the window set to be on top
- Enable/Disable the sound when a window is pinned on top
- Exclude application from being impacted by this toll
In conclusion, the Always on Top feature included in Microsoft PowerToys is an incredibly useful tool for anyone looking to streamline their workflow and enhance their productivity. With its customizable settings and ease of use, this feature can be a game-changer for anyone who needs to keep important windows on top of their desktop at all times. So why not give it a try and see how it can help you work more efficiently?