How to Turn On or Off Always On Top for Task Manager in Windows 10


Task Manager can be used to view and manage your processes, performance statistics, app history, users, processes details, and services in Windows 10.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to have the Task Manager always on top while open for your user account in Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Always On Top for Task Manager using Keyboard Shortcut
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Always On Top for Task Manager in Task Manager
  • Option Three: Turn On or Off Always On Top for Task Manager from Task Manager Notification Icon
  • Option Four: Turn On or Off Always On Top for Task Manager in Registry Editor





Turn On or Off Always On Top for Task Manager in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Always On Top for Task Manager in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Always On Top for Task Manager using Keyboard Shortcut

1. Open Task Manager in more details view.

2. Press the Alt+O keys to open the "Options" menu and then press the A key to toggle Always on top checked (on) or unchecked (off-default) for what you want.






Turn On or Off Always On Top for Task Manager in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Always On Top for Task Manager in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Always On Top for Task Manager in Task Manager

1. Open Task Manager in more details view.

2. Click/tap on Options in the menu bar, and click/tap on Always on top to check (on) or uncheck (off-default) it for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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Turn On or Off Always On Top for Task Manager in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Turn On or Off Always On Top for Task Manager in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Always On Top for Task Manager from Task Manager Notification Icon

1. Open Task Manager.

2. Right click or press and hold on the Task Manager icon on the taskbar notification area, and click/tap on Always on top to toggle it on (checked) or off (default) for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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Turn On or Off Always On Top for Task Manager in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Turn On or Off Always On Top for Task Manager in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Always On Top for Task Manager in Registry Editor

1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type regedit, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

2. Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TaskManager

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3. In the right pane of the TaskManager key, double click/tap on the Preferences binary value to modify it. (see screenshot above)

4. Change the value data in the 6th row of line 0018 to 01 (on) or 00 (off-default) for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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5. When finished, you can close Registry Editor if you like.


That's it,
Shawn