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Some software have an option for their window to be "Always on Top". Is there any way to get the same functionality for any window. Let me give an example where this would be useful.

Suppose I have a small browser window with real time stats from a game. The window is automatically updated at the rate of once every 10 seconds. I would like the small window to be always on top. so that I can just look at it whenever I want to, without actually going to it and at the same time I could continue working in my main application, which is at full screen.

Is there any Windows hack or App which can give me this functionality?

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Update: This is now obsolete!
Do remember the sub note of being cautious from my answer earlier.


Always On Top Maker -- http://www.fadsoft.net/AlwaysOnTopMaker.htm
It is always good to be cautious with singular applications like these.

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You can use PowerMenu

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  • In addition to "Always on Top" it also gives you "Transparency" and "Minimize To Tray"
  • Works with Win32 x86 (9x, ME, 2K XP, Vista, Win7)
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  • +1, works under Win7 as well, been using it at work for quite a while. It has some issues, but is overall a rather stable product.
    – Neolisk
    May 5 '13 at 19:43
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I use Virtua Win, which is a virtual desktop manager for windows, and also provide Always on top.

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You can use AutoHotkey to set windows to always be on top. It was a nice surprise for me as well.

This will toggle Always On Top for the currently active window via the F7 key:

F7::
WinSet, AlwaysOnTop, Toggle, A

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