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After accidentally pressing some wrong keys, it seems my Preview window is stuck in 'Always on Top' mode. I can't figure out how to undo this. Is anyone aware of what might have happened?

edit: Well I just closed the document and re-opened it, and it seems to be behaving normally now. Still curious as to what happened though.

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I encountered the same issue recently, no clue what's going on there. – Lorin Hochstein Apr 2 '12 at 15:17
Have you by accident entered full-screen mode? – lhf Sep 2 '12 at 15:14

This happens to me in Lion as well, but only with big PDFs. Closing and reopening fixes it.

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