Stay On Top

Stay On Top

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 12 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    26,131
  • Date Added:
    September 13, 2005
  • File Size:
    430.56KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    45
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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Editors' Review

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Set a window to stay on top with this single-function but handy application. Stay On Top's interface is merely an icon in the system tray. Many users keep multiple programs running. Though some applications feature a stay-on-top feature, the option is not always available. Stay On Top displays the list of active windows when right-clicked. Select a listed window to force it to stay on top of all windows. To return to normal windows functionality, simply reselect the listed item. Though the feature is extremely basic, a small instruction or help file is needed for novices. This freeware is a great help to any user who wants a window to stick on top.
 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"SETUP.EXE Install did not work"

July 02, 2010  |  By tk_cnet

 |  Version: Stay On Top 1.1

Pros

All windows shown with one right click on the system icon tray.

Cons

Each window does not have an option to right click and choose "stay on top"

Summary

BTW, the - the .msi installer worked

I like the Power menu better ..
http://www.abstractpath.com/powermenu/

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1 stars

"Cant handle BBC News/Iplayer pop-outs"

March 10, 2010  |  By rigpigz

 |  Version: Stay On Top 1.1

Pros

Might have some but it doesn't fulfill the main role I have for it so none for me

Cons

Cant handle BBC News/Iplayer pop-outs - precisely what I wanted it for

Summary

Doesn't work for me.

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1 stars

"just what i want"

February 05, 2010  |  By Damnedbutgoodo

 |  Version: Stay On Top 1.1

Pros

will not install in win xp as Installer has detected WindowsInstaller-KB884016-v2-x86.exe has changed.

Cons

will not install

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5 stars

"Exactly what I was looking for."

December 21, 2009  |  By tabloidtrisha

 |  Version: Stay On Top 1.1

Pros

Easy to install and easy to use with just a right click of the mouse on the icon in the task bar.

Cons

None that I can think of

Summary

The product is useful to me because of the work I do I am frequently switching between FTP Surfer, Outlook and Notepad. Now I can have both Notepad and FTP Surfer in view at the same time by opening the programs, right-clicking on the Stay on Top icon in the task bar and left clicking to choose the programs I want to stay on top. Bottom-line, very useful to me or to anyone else needing this feature.

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4 stars

"Has been a very helpfull program."

October 11, 2009  |  By ccg421

 |  Version: Stay On Top 1.1

Pros

It's only purpose is to keep specific windows on top always. A it does just that. I have used this Stay on Top before, and have found new use for it.

Cons

My only complaint is that it only does the one action, keep windows on top. The program is taking up system resources already, so why not add a sticky-note feature.

Summary

I have never had a problem with this program. It is great for online scool work and many other projects. You can keep your notes on top of your document while you are typing. So there is less task bar clicking or ALT-TABBING.

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5 stars

"Why didn't I know about this sooner?"

October 01, 2009  |  By Dubious_Casserole

 |  Version: Stay On Top 1.1

Pros

Simple, Compact, No Frills. Just like every windows app came with the option to stay on top. Great for streaming movies in Firefox in the corner of my monitor while I am using AutoCAD. Don't tell my boss!

Cons

None known

Summary

Like every app had a "Stay On Top" option, period.

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4 stars

"Nothin' to It (and It Works!)"

August 17, 2009  |  By Jonnyabc

 |  Version: Stay On Top 1.1

Pros

Small system resources
No effort to learn
Stays in your system tray
No spyware/adware

Cons

No (advanced) options
You are required to right-click the icon in the system tray to show the shortcut menu (even if this is rather common in system tray icons)
Forgets window once minimized (or closed). Don't know if this is really a con or not...

Summary

An excellent program for changing almost all windows to/from being always on top. Whether you need to keep a chat box or video player up, or hide one of those annoying system alert windows (i.e. Your computer was recently updated and needs to be restarted. Restart Now?).

It should install a shortcut under Start > All Programs > Startup so that it will run automatically when you turn on your computer.

I certainly would recommend using "Stay On Top".

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4 stars

"It works, no flab"

May 06, 2009  |  By jjsmcn

 |  Version: Stay On Top 1.1

Pros

It does what it says

Cons

none that i can think of

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5 stars

"Great Software straight to the point no fuzz."

December 25, 2007  |  By henrynew

 |  Version: Stay On Top 1.1

Pros

Simple to use, no fuzz and small in size.

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1 stars

"Failed install on Win 200 Pro"

October 06, 2006  |  By robertsmetal

 |  Version: Stay On Top 1.1

Cons

Error on file 2 download.

Error: Setup has detected that the file 'C:\DOCUME~1\Randy\LOCALS~1\Temp\VSD143.tmp\dotnetfx\WindowsInstaller-KB884016-v2-x86.exe' has changed since it was initially published.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher James Vaughan
Publisher web site http://geocities.com/e_ri_c_v/cheesy_yahoo_page.html
Release Date September 13, 2005
Date Added September 13, 2005
Version 1.1
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 95
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 430.56KB
File Name StayOnTopSetup.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 26,131
Downloads Last Week 45
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
 
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