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How to make Windows 7 sticky notes window a TopMost window?


Well, this post is not related to the CodeFluent Entities product, but it’s still helpful for developers so they can remember what they have to code today!

If you want to make sure the little Windows 7 sticky notes windows are always on top of all other windows (why isn’t that an out-of-the-box feature BTW?), you can craft a program, or use a tool for this.

Today, I will use the NIRCMD tool (found on this super-über-duper site http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html). Just type this in the command line:

C:\> nircmd.exe win settopmost class Sticky_Notes_Top_Window 1

What it does behind the scene is change the TOPMOST flag on all windows with the ‘Sticky_Notes_Top_Window’ class name. If you want to undo it, type this:

C:\> nircmd.exe win settopmost class Sticky_Notes_Top_Window 0

And voilà, you’re all set!

  1. June 18, 2011 at 1:43 pm

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  2. July 5, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    It worked, you have to have the sticky note opened for it to work.

  3. August 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Is this a permanent solution or do you have to do this every time you open sticky notes?

  4. arularch
    January 17, 2013 at 4:23 am

    how i found NIRCMD tool?

  5. arularch
    January 17, 2013 at 4:25 am

    is it work on win 7 64-bit?

  6. Tim
    February 7, 2013 at 8:09 am

    I know this answer is late, but: 1. Sadly it is not permanent you have to do it every tim you start sticky notes. And 2. Yes, it works on Win7 64-bit, I tested it myself

  7. February 21, 2013 at 9:22 am

    works perfectly. thanks a lot.

  8. May 8, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Works perfectly; though as stated it only affects an already-opened note.

  9. mikebissle
    May 8, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Works perfectly, though as stated it only affects an already open Sticky Note. I usually Hibernate my PC anyway, so no biggie.

  10. Netties
    October 2, 2013 at 10:49 am

    This can’t be done on my version? :( – Microsoft don’t think some things through at all…

  11. July 15, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    You’re welcome Harish ! :)

  1. November 20, 2011 at 4:32 am

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