Force a Window to Stay On Top of Other Windows

Reader "Shug49" wrote in with this question:

"I use a password storage program that works great, but has one flaw: When it's in use it won't stay on top of other open windows. How can I keep it visible at all times?"

You'd think Windows would have a "stay on top" option, but, alas, it doesn't. That leaves you with two options: resize your other windows to create an always-visible "opening" for your password manager, or find a utility that forces selected windows to stay on top.

Always On Top forces selected windows to stay on top. It's free, it's easy, and it works. I tested it on my Windows 7 x64 machine.

Just run the utility, click the window you want to keep on top, then press Ctrl-Space. Presto! Repeat as necessary with any other windows you want to keep on top. To turn off the function, click the window again and press Ctrl-Space again.

Interestingly, this program was created by Amit Agarwal using Autohotkey and a single line of code. Clever!

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