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Author Topic: DONE: Keep a given windows to front  (Read 5495 times)

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DONE: Keep a given windows to front
« on: December 04, 2006, 08:54:56 AM »
Hi,

I was wondering whether there already exists a utility that can make it so that a given windows can be kept on front as long as necessary, even if other windows below are selected.

Thanks.
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« Last Edit: December 05, 2006, 05:21:15 AM by brotherS »

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Re: Keep a given windows to front
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2006, 09:27:39 AM »
I was wondering whether there already exists a utility that can make it so that a given windows can be kept on front as long as necessary, even if other windows below are selected.

Don't know if these would help - they're from TinyApps miscellaneous page, which contains the URLs;

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PushPin 1.0  [22k] Keep any window on top of all other windows. 

Nail It! v1.10 [25k] Make windows"sticky" so that they remain above other windows.

ShideWin [3.5k]  Enumerates all top-level windows and allows you to show or hide them. Especially helpful for finding windows that were made invisible after a crash.

Handler [7k]  Window information tool

WinRoll 1.4 [7k]  Rollup windows to their title bar like Mac OS's WindowShade.

Showin 2.0 [9k]  Enable windows that have been disabled, unhide hidden windows and force windows to stay on top or be placed below others. Perhaps one of the most popular uses of this program is to display hidden password editbox fields (text behind the asterisks *****).


ResizeEnable [37k]  Turn non-resizeable windows into resizeable windows

PowerMenu 1.5.1 [49k]  Adds "Always On Top", "Minimize To Tray", "Priority" and "Transparency" (W2K/XP only) sub menus to all top level system menus.



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, the mighty yet free macro program/Windows controler/enhancer also contains a command to keep windows on top (If I'm reading it right).


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Re: Keep a given windows to front
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2006, 10:14:44 AM »
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Don't forget gridmove, which helps a lot while moving/resizing/organizing windows and also can make windows be on top! ;)
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Re: Keep a given windows to front
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2006, 10:17:32 AM »
Thanks for all these answers.  I'll definitely try them out.
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Re: Keep a given windows to front
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2006, 02:12:08 PM »

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Re: Keep a given windows to front
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2006, 08:15:00 PM »
also, try Skrommel's SingleApp..

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Re: Keep a given windows to front
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2006, 08:28:33 PM »
SingleApp is something different.

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Re: Keep a given windows to front
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2006, 08:40:54 PM »
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windows can be kept on front as long as necessary, even if other windows below are selected
aah, yes.. i missed the 2nd part. i thought MerleOne wanted to have only one app on top of others..

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Re: Keep a given windows to front
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2006, 08:51:09 PM »
ok, this is what i use: WinWarden, another one of Skrommel's handi-work.. :Thmbsup:
due to lack of gui config, it may not suit to everyone's taste but it works well for me..



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Re: Keep a given windows to front
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2006, 03:14:24 AM »
Thanks again.  I think I'll go with Turbotop, which fits exactly my need.  I did try others, including GridMove, which is very powerful but requires a little bit of config when wanting just to keep one window allways on top.

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Re: Keep a given windows to front
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2006, 03:34:18 AM »


FWIW... I've written a simple AHK script for my needs and configured WIN + A for it. Perhaps someone finds it useful.

It acts as toggle. It checks the mode of the active window and enables/disables "always-o-top".

; Always on Top toggle for active window
; --------------------------------------
#a::
WinGet, ExStyle, ExStyle, A
if (ExStyle & 0x8)
{
WinSet,AlwaysOnTop,off,A
Tooltip,Disabled
}
else
{
WinSet,AlwaysOnTop,on,A
ToolTip,Enabled
}
Sleep,2000
Tooltip
return

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Re: DONE: Keep a given windows to front
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2006, 05:29:04 AM »
Most excellent, thanks!

I changed it a bit to fit my personal likings - I want such changes to be very obvious when they (accidentally) happen:

; Always on Top toggle for active window - by wr975 / DonationCoder.com
; --------------------------------------
#a::
WinGet, ExStyle, ExStyle, A
if (ExStyle & 0x8)
{
WinSet,AlwaysOnTop,off,A
        TrayTip, AlwaysOnTop, Disabled
}
else
{
WinSet,AlwaysOnTop,on,A
        TrayTip, AlwaysOnTop, Enabled
}
sleep 2000
TrayTip
return

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Re: DONE: Keep a given windows to front
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2006, 05:51:00 AM »
There is also the excellent 'FileBox Extender'

mentioned here on DC http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=5378.0

Adds push-pin button to keep windows on top, and roll-up button to hide window contents except for title bar. and more.....
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Free software for Windows XP and older, not supported under Vista.  Navigate easily through the Windows folder maze with FileBox eXtender buttons added to your file boxes. Access your favorite and recently visited folders and documents with one mouse click. Adds push-pin button to keep windows on top, and roll-up button to hide window contents except for title bar.
Ver. 1.91.04 is now available


I use this at work and its excellent.

(just another option)

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