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One thing I love about Winamp is its compact size, and being able to stay on top. For the past month or so, it won't stay on top.

I have tried:

  • restarting the program: No change
  • unchecking/rechecking the 'Always on Top' menu option: No change
  • putting it on top of different programs, but as soon as the other programs get focus, it snaps back again: No Change
  • changing the Theme from the Aero Windows 7 theme to just Windows Classic: No change
  • changing the Winamp skin from Classic to Modern and even back again: No change
  • uninstalling and reinstalling the application: No change.

What more can I try, or look into, to get Winamp to Stay On Top?

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err, don't let it lose focus? – Awal Garg Jul 15 '14 at 16:23
@AwalGarg Easier said then done ;) – Canadian Luke Jul 15 '14 at 16:24
@CanadianLuke: Have you rebooted the PC since the problem started? If not then it might be worth a go. – James Jul 15 '14 at 16:35
For the first, second, and third time in 3 months, I rebooted three times last week (Windows Updates). It did not appear to affect the behaviour. – Canadian Luke Jul 15 '14 at 16:43
@CanadianLuke: Have you tried un-ticking Options → Preferences... → General Preferences... → Disable always on top while fullscreen applications are focused? – James Jul 17 '14 at 12:05
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Although trying everything under the sun, I do not know exactly what fixed it. It is fixed now, but at what step, I do not know.

As posted in the comments above, I tried downloading this program recommended by ṧнʊß, but it didn't work. It was a simple AutoHotKey script.

I uninstalled it, since it never worked. After I uninstalled it, Winamp stayed on top. For reasons unknown, it just worked!

I'm calling this a bug in Winamp though. Even after a reboot, it's staying on top of my programs, and I can go back to my Aero interface :)

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