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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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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.4 stars

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 4
  • Current version:

    3.4 stars

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 4
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  • 1.0 stars

    "SETUP.EXE Install did not work"

    July 2, 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "just what i want"

    February 5, 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

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

    October 1, 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 4.0 stars

    "It works, no flab"

    May 6, 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "Failed install on Win 200 Pro"

    October 6, 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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