Task Manager Always on Top - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

How to Turn On or Off Task Manager "Always on top" in Windows 8 and 8.1


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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to have the Task Manager stay always on top of everything in only your user account in Windows 8 and 8.1.





OPTION ONE

Turn On or Off Task Manager Always on top in Task Manager


1. Open Task Manager in more details view.​
2. Click/tap on Options (menu bar) at the top, and click/tap on Always on top to check (turn on) or uncheck (turn off) it.​
NOTE: The default setting is unchecked.​
Task_Manager_Always_on_Top.png





OPTION TWO

Turn On or Off Task Manager Always on top in Registry Editor


1. If you have not already, close Task Manager.​
2. Press the :winkey: + R keys to open the Run dialog, type regedit, and click/tap on OK.​
3. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.​
4. In Registry Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)​
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TaskManager
Task_Manager_Always_on_Top_Registry_Editor.png

5. In right pane of TaskManager, double click on the Preferences binary value to modify it. (see screenshot above)​
6. Do step 7 or 8 below for what you would like to do.​
7. To Turn On Task Manager "Always on top"
A) In line 0018, change the highlighted data value to 01, click/tap on OK, and go to step 9 below. (see screenshot below)​
Task_Manager_Always_on_Top_ON_Registry.png

8. To Turn Off Task Manager "Always on top"
NOTE: This is the default setting.​
A) In line 0018, change the highlighted data value to 00, click/tap on OK, and go to step 9 below. (see screenshot below)​
Task_Manager_Always_on_Top_OFF_Registry.png

9. When finished, you can close Registry Editor if you like.​







That's it,
Shawn


 

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