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How can I make the Sticky Notes pin on top of everything else?? They dont seem to be real windows. There is no way to cascade/tile them either.

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Another half baked idea from Microsoft, you cannot keep them on top or tile them. You would need to look for a 3rd party sticky note application that has more features.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/windows-7-sticky-notes-place-on-top-of-all-windows/b1d90084-83ac-4355-b605-dfe7432e2cf6

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Yes, some of the 3rd sticky notes apps are stickies, Hott Note, 7 sticky notes, Notezilla, TurboNote. Most of them support keeping sticky notes on top. –  goths Mar 12 at 6:00

You can use the NIRCMD tool. Download it here:

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html

then run this in the command line:

C:\> nircmd.exe win settopmost class Sticky_Notes_Top_Window 1
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Note: You'll need to open the command prompt as an administrator. –  Dan Atkinson May 16 at 14:25

Turned out Sticky Notes is not supporting always on top now.

I'm using WinTop to keep it on top and it works great.

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It's not quite Windows Stickys but its just a simple program that requires no install and is just Sticky notes. It is set to be Always On Top or can be removed, nothing fancy. http://www.rndpro.com/downloads/notesontop.zip

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I totally recommend using dexpot to anyone, it will solve your problem no coding required, although it’s not only its sole purpose to make a window always on top. To make a window always on top, you can right click on the titlebar of the window and right click, select always on top. However, for the sticky notes, it’s a little irregular, so what i did was to set up a shortcut for it to be alt+t, so when i do alt-t, the window currently active will become “always on top” even the sticky notes! So yes, try it, it’s free, and will do alot more functions, like transparency, that you can always define a shortcut to make it easier. Cheers!

Download here: http://dexpot.de/

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Welcome to Superuser, Are you a salesmen for DexPot? you seem to be going for the hard sell here –  50-3 Oct 21 '13 at 1:21
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Haha, I am sorry, I do sound like a salesperson. But no, I am just a long time user of dexpot. And, to be honest, dexpot is even free for non-commercial use, so it's not like there's any sales going on? –  richie Oct 21 '13 at 17:38

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