I believe it is called Focus Stealing? Obi Wan please help


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    I believe it is called Focus Stealing? Obi Wan please help


    Newbie, forgive my stupid questions. I will have a few things running in the background and tend to flick between them. Firefox, a word document and say music. I click on a work file (usually excel) and can see it may take a few moments to download so I will start typing away elsewhere and not looking at the screen too much. Having typed a few words I look up to see I am typing into the downloaded item and not what I was actually meant to be typing into say a log in page etc. This is driving me mad. Please help
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    I work offshore and sometimes the signal is not the best so a simple 1.5mb excel report may take 30 seconds to download. Hope that adds to it?
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    Hi, you need a way to set a window 'Always on top'. While this is supported by Windows, there is no method exposed to the user by which this can be controlled.

    I.e. you need a 3rd party program.

    Examples (free):
    10 Tools To “Always On Top" Any App In Windows 10
    I used to use Powermenu, mentioned there, and another free program- the first may not now be compatible with Win 10- the second isn't.

    You can readily find many more by searching for
    Always on top

    But ideally you would have a visual indication that a given
    window is always on top (those don't) e.g.
    I believe it is called Focus Stealing? Obi Wan please help-1.png

    - note the rt click left corner title bar drop-down options, and also the title bar button.

    These are provided by Actual Window Manager (not free).
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    Humour me please, I guess you have to nominate one app/program to stay on top?
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  5. dalchina's Avatar
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    Choose a program... any program... so long as it suits you..
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