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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.





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


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Task Manager Always on Top - Turn On or Off in Windows 8 OPTION TWO Task Manager Always on Top - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
Turn On or Off Task Manager Always on top in Registry Editor

1. If you have not already, close Task Manager.

2. Press the + 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


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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)

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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)

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







That's it,
Shawn