Make a window sit on top of everything else, enable transparency and click-through, and change the theme to dark with this small application
What's new in WindowTop 5.6.5:Fixed: Tray menu stopped working after PC returned from sleep mode (#155)
Sure enough you find most information you need on the web, and your browser provides comfortable navigation through multiple tabs. However, you might need particular windows to always stay on top, and this can easily be accomplished through third-party programs, with a suitable example in this regard being WindowTop.
Adds an intuitive menu to a window’s title bar
The package contains installer files for both x86 and x64 architectures as well as a portable version in case you want to use it on the go with less effort. You don’t have to restart the computer to make it work, and the first launch asks whether or not always run the program whenever Windows starts to be ready by the time you reach the desktop.
The application aims to enhance your work with a lot of windows, and there are several functions at your disposal. These are accessed from a new menu attached to every window’s title bar. Menu options only appear on mouseover, and the container can be moved across the title bar.
Enable transparency and top level priority
One of the functions at your disposal, which even defines the program name is the possibility to make a window stay on top of everything else. This can be enabled for any window, and disabled for all from the tray icon.
On the other hand, you can enable transparency for a window, with a dedicated slider letting you adjust intensity. In case you want to have it just for info purposes, you can make the window click-through. The title bar buttons are used to toggle the corresponding functions.
Another function on the list is mostly oriented towards comfortable reading. It attempts to change the color scheme of a window to a similar Windows 10 dark theme. It works with most windows, and the created contrast is just right to prevent eye strain. These functions can also be activated via hotkey commands for the window in focus.
Additionally, a window can be shrinked to the dimension of a regular thumbnail. It can then be moved across the desktop and is fitted with topmost priority. The press of a button restores the window size. This method greatly enhances work with multiple windows in a crowded space or a single monitor.
In case there's interesting stuff happening in the background, the application allows you to apply transparency to a window. This can provide aid when you need multiple active windows, but also want to fit in activities which don't necessarily require window focus, such as a video or slideshow.
All things considered, we can state that WindowTop is a simple application which enables several tweaks for desktop windows. Transparency can be enabled and adjusted, make a window click-through, force it to stay on top of everything else, or switch to a dark mode which is suitable for reading.
LIMITATIONS IN THE UNREGISTERED VERSIONThe following features are only available in the Pro version: Save window configuration, so no need for example to set window on top manually each time A better dark mode Smart transparency (OpacityPro) Eligibility to commercial environment