Notepad Lock

Posted on 2016-09-15
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Last Modified: 2016-10-06
Hi Experts,

Is there a way to lock Notepad to the front of my screen, bring it forward as such and keep it there. Would be nice to have the option to drop it back if needed.

Reason for this is having lots of applications open, I want to keep notepad at the front even when other applications are clicked.

Question by:peggiegreg
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by:D Patel
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if you're familiar with Autohotkey, then the following would be able to do what you want.

Run, notepad.exe
WinWaitActive, Untitled - Notepad
  If (ErrorLevel <> 0)
        WinSet, AlwaysOnTop, On         ; set to always-on-top.

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by:D Patel
ID: 41799588
You can download the software from here:

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by:D Patel
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Also you can use the Actual Windows Manager utility :)

Step 1
Download and install Actual Windows Manager. You can get this application for free from the ActualTools website. Open Notepad and click the pin-shaped button on the title bar to keep the Notepad window on top.
Step 2
Go to SnapFiles.com and download the DeskPins ZIP file. Run the executable setup inside the ZIP file and follow all instructions to install DeskPins. Open Notepad, click on the “DeskPins” icon on the Taskbar and then click anywhere within the Notepad window to keep it on top.
Step 3
Go to Dropbox.com and download the Always On Top ZIP file. Run the executable file inside the Always On Top ZIP file. Open Notepad and press “Ctrl-Space” to keep the Notepad window on top.
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John Tsioumpris earned 1000 total points (awarded by participants)
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If notepad is not determinant then i would suggest this program for taking notes:
Its a note taking app that has the "magic" of pinning it above everything....For me it was a life savior when i had to debug a huge(4000+ lines) class in Java.
Give it a try
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dbrunton earned 200 total points (awarded by participants)
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Actual Window Manager is NOT free.

Deskpins  http://efotinis.neocities.org/deskpins/ is free.  Can remember using that a long time ago.

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by:D Patel
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John Tsioumpris for suggesting StickyPad

DPatel for Deskpins

dbrunton for where to get Deskpins from.

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