Window always on the top

Peppino Incasa peppino_in_casa at
Fri Oct 26 06:39:21 PDT 2007

My question is referred to a window created by me and I wanted to know if 
you could set the window as it is always on the top.
Thank you,

Message: 1
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 19:55:48 -0700
From: "David Sharp" <whereami at>
Subject: Re: Window always on the top
To: "fatima zahra kettani" <kettanifatimazahra at>
Cc: xorg at
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On 10/25/07, fatima zahra kettani <kettanifatimazahra at> wrote:
>I am also interested by keeping a window always on top through 
>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?

Enlightenment and Compiz can both do this.

>Best regards,
>Harald Braumann <harry at> a ?crit :
>Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 16:55:08 +0200
>De: Harald Braumann <harry at>
>?: xorg at
>Objet: Re: Window always on the top
>On Thu, 25 Oct 2007 13:31:25 +0000
>"Peppino Incasa" wrote:
> > 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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