Tiny programs have a special place in my heart; you can check out our list of great 100K or less applications that I created back in 2010 as a good start to get going.
OnTopper is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices to set program windows to be always on top on the system. It is a handy option to make sure that a specific window is always visible regardless of whether it is the active program or not on the system.
You can use it to keep a media player, news ticker, or browser window on top all the time for example.
OnTopper is available as an installer (1.4 Megabytes in site), and a standalone application that has a size of less than 50 Kilobytes. Check the raw folder on the download page on the Sourceforge project website to download the standalone version.
Note: Windows SmartScreen may display a warning when you download the program or execute it on the system. A scan on Virustotal revealed 4 hits by lesser known antivirus engines and it appears that these are false positives.
The program displays a list of all processes on the system on start. You may browse the list manually or use the search to find a particular process. Note that search only finds item that begin with the string that you enter. If you are looking for QuiteRSS, you won't find it if you type RSS but will find it if you type quite.
Select "set top" to set a particular program window to be always on top. You may undo that by selecting "unset top" in the program interface. The "set this" button sets the OnTopper window to always on top, and the update button refreshes the list of processes to include those started after you have started the OnTopper application.
OnTopper is a useful lightweight program for Windows to set program windows to be on top all the time. The program could use a couple of tweaks that make it more comfortable, e.g. by hiding system processes from the list, making search more useful, or using presets/favorites, but the overall functionality works well already.
The initial version is a good start and if the developer continues to develop it, it will probably become more useful in future updates.
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