Since I'm not a MacBook Pro /w Touch Bar user, I occasionally use the macOS Emoji & Symbols viewer to double-click various emoji entries into the system. However, the Emoji & Symbols viewer is annoying because it's easily hidden by other application windows, and it seems to disappear once you click outside of the application window and select another app.

I can't find a way to make it "float" on the Desktop, or to prevent it from closing when switching to another app?

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No, it opens on a per-app basis.

You can open it twice [or more], in different apps, & it will remember position & settings separately for each & swap between as you switch apps.

It used to be global, a long time ago, but hasn't been for quite some time.


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