How do I set a window to be "Always on Top" like in Linux (ie, even if you switch to another application the current window will not go to the background, but it will stay "on top")? I can't seem to find it anywhere.

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Youre probably looking for the free Afloat application. It is really very cool. ;)

  • That would work, but isn't there a built-in solution?
    – houbysoft
    Jul 11, 2011 at 22:45
  • No, there is no built-in way for a user to keep an arbitrary window on top of the stack.
    – calum_b
    Jul 11, 2011 at 23:42
  • Is it for Mavericks too?
    – rraallvv
    Jul 18, 2014 at 21:59
  • @rraallvv Two years old answer, so sry, don't know. Didn't tried it under Mavericks. Some applications has builtin this functionality, like MplayerX or VLC and such.
    – clt60
    Jul 18, 2014 at 22:02
  • Note that the Afloat application pointed to by jm666 hasn't been updated in years, but there is fork updated for Yosemite: github.com/rinckd/afloat
    – Ben Creasy
    Jul 27, 2015 at 9:05

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