Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm using Afloat to give me the "always on top" feature on every application window.

I can't find Afloat's settings.

I can see in the Window menus of my other programs, but I can't find its app or its settings.

share|improve this question
Is it possible that Afloat does not have any settings? – William Jackson Jul 6 '11 at 17:11
up vote 4 down vote accepted

There really are no preferences. I checked the installer bundle and there really is nothing in it except the SIMBL installer and SIMBL bundle providing menu items, so no System Preferences pane or standalone management application. And since there's no menu item for configuration provided by the bundle, there's really nothing else. The documentation doesn't mention any preferences or configuration either.

I have an ancient preferences file (from 2007) on my system, ~/Library/Preferences/org.altervista.millenomi.Afloat.plist, but it only contains whether I accepted its license.

If you want to customize the keyboard shortcuts, you can do so in System Preferences » Keyboard » Keyboard Shortcuts » Application Shortcuts.

enter image description here

enter image description here

share|improve this answer
This response is more thorough than I imagined I could get from anyone but the developers of the app. Thanks! – Andrew Warner Jul 11 '11 at 23:01
My Keyboard settings does not show the afloat options here :( – Steven Lu Apr 6 '13 at 22:48
@StevenLu That's because you need to add it. Click the plus button. – Daniel Beck Apr 7 '13 at 7:50
They should really add an entry automatically. Anyway, I've set mine to Ctrl+Cmd+A (to match the Ctrl+Cmd scroll to adjust opacity), and it's perfect. – Steven Lu Jul 20 '13 at 3:43

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.