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Re: Focus-Unfocus and let me link - Elias Fotinis' "DeskPins" program
« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2015, 10:00:40 AM »
Just updating this thread to correct a mistake and provide some potentially useful info.
I had provided above some details of a proggy called DeskPins, and I said that it was from ZD-Net. I had mistakenly categorised it as being of the ZD-Net stable, though in fact the notes (as copied above) clearly stated that it was:
Freeware, Copyright © 2002-2004 by Elias Fotinis
Released on 2004.05.03
Email: efotinis@pat.forthnet.gr
Website: http://users.forthnet.gr/pat/efotinis/

The DeskPins v1.30 that I had did not seem to work on twin CPUs, and when I went to look for a version that worked on the more modern Windows OSes, I found that the website for Elias Fotinis had disappeared.
Yesterday I stumbled upon Fotinis' new website: http://efotinis.neoc.../deskpins/index.html
He provides two versaions of DeskPins:
  • DeskPins v1.32 (104 KiB) : For Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000.
  • DeskPins v1.30 (107 KiB) : For Windows 9x.

It says at http://efotinis.neoc.../deskpins/index.html
(Copied below sans embedded hyperlinks/images.)
DeskPins can be used to make any application topmost, that is, to keep it above all other windows. Just grab a pin from the DeskPins icon in the system notification area and click on any window. This functionality is identical to the "Always on Top" setting found in some programs. With DeskPins you can add this feature to any program.

See more screenshots in the DeskPins gallery.

    Unlimited number of pins available.
    Intelligent handling of various application types.
    Powerful wildcard-based automatic pin support.
    Global hotkeys.
    Negligible system resources usage.

What's New
v1.32 — 2015.02.20
    Fixed inability to autopin windows of 64-bit processes.
See the complete changelog for more information.

For ages I had been using an AHK OnTop toggle switch as a workaround - which worked OK, but you can't see whether a window is OnTop or not without experimentally toggling it ON/OFF.
I am delighted to have found a newer version of Deskpins with it's little red pin on the top of the Window frame. It seems to work just fine.