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Windows 7: Windows' explorer won't open on top?

27 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 x64
Windows' explorer won't open on top?


Windows' explorer will not open on top. If I've got other applications open and I click on the 'My Computer' icon in the taskbar the Explorer window opens behind the window of the opened application.

Maybe my mind is playing tricks on me, but I thought those windows used to open 'on top'.

If so. How do I restore the old behaviour ?

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27 Aug 2011   #2


If you can't find the 'native' way to accomplish this, you can take a look at these 3rd party apps:

Always On Top - Keep any window visible always
Window On Top
Nail It will keep any window on top (free)
Elias Fotinis DeskPins :: Make Any Window Topmost
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