Always On Top Configuration Option
David Smith 0 last edited by
Hi, I am a huge fan of the application!
I noticed that when I go to View > Always On Top the setting does not stay when the application is closed and re-launched. The expected behavior is that when an option is selected that it stays selected since I need this option selected each time I launch the application for the type of work myself and my friends do daily.
I am also aware you can pass the command line option -alwaysOnTop in the shortcut however that doesn’t fulfill my needs since when you open notepad++ from a file association it doesn’t have the Always On Top option selected and i manually need to check the box each time.
I went through the documentation and every setting in options as well as reading the xml config files and I can’t find the setting to always keep the application on top permanently. Can an option under preferences be created for NotePad++ to always stay on top each time it is launched?
Thanks in advance!
PeterJones last edited by
There is no configurable option for that toggle as far as I know. If you cannot use any of the workarounds below, you could in theory read the FAQ which describes where to go to make a feature request, and follow those instructions; if you do make a feature request, be sure to search the existing requests first, and to copy a link to your request and paste it in reply here. But I highly recommend one of the workarounds below:
If you are willing to install the PythonScript or similar plugin, you could set up a script that would run during startup which would automatically set it. (the PythonScript syntax is
editor.menuCommand(MENUCOMMAND.VIEW_ALWAYSONTOP), which is easy enough to insert in
startup.py, making sure that PythonScript settings have Initialisation=“ATSTARTUP”)
when you open notepad++ from a file association it doesn’t have the Always On Top option selected
Do you know that you can edit the association using the windows registry editor (
regedit), and you could add the
-alwaysOnTopoption in the association? Or you could associate the files with a
onTopNotepad++.batwhich you write as a wrapper to call Notepad++ with the option; something like:
"c:\program files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe" -alwaysOnTop "%1"
Alan Kilborn last edited by
If you are going to make a feature request, HERE might be a good place to put it, although it isn’t an open issue, developers might reopen it for your new request.