Window always on the top

fatima zahra kettani kettanifatimazahra at
Thu Oct 25 15:54:46 PDT 2007

  I am also interested by keeping a window always on top through configuration as you have explained in the second part of your mail.  
  I know that sawfish can do this. Can any one tell me if there is another window manager that have this functionnality?
  Best regards,

  Harald Braumann <harry at> a écrit :   Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 16:55:08 +0200
De: Harald Braumann <harry at>
À: xorg at
Objet: Re: Window always on the top

On Thu, 25 Oct 2007 13:31:25 +0000
"Peppino Incasa" 

> Hi,
> how do i set my window to be always on top of the desktop?
This is the duty of your window manager. It depends on which one you
use. See its documentation.

Right click on the title bar and see if there's a "always on top"
option or similar. Or maybe a "layer" submenu.

Also you'll usually have some buttons in the title bar, besides the
usual close/minimise/maximise buttons, with a window menu.

Some window manager also let you configure certain windows to be always
on top, when they appear, so you don't have to set that option each
time. Usually this works by identifying the window by WM_NAME and
WM_CLASS. If this is the case, and you have to specify these values
manually (like in some config file) call `xprop' in an xterm, click on
the window you want to configure, and look in xprop's output for the
entries `WM_CLASS' and `WM_NAME'

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