- Added: Add option to customize what buttons/features to show in the toolbar menu [Issue #15]
- Fixed: Window disappears if opacity is disabled while click-through is enabled [Issue #37]
- Fixed: WSLtty ‘forgets’ opacity setting on focus [Issue #35]
- Fixed: Applications that allow the Window.Topmost property to be configured internally make Windowtop behave strangely [Issue #34]
- Fixed: RDP session windows set on top by default [Issue #33]
- Fixed: Shrunk window get lost when switching from dual monitor to one monitor [Issue #16]
- Hotkeys not working when disabling WindowTop toolbar [Issue #32]
- Shrink Pro – Sometimes the live preview is not working when using dual monitors [Issue 31]
- Sometimes the program crash on line 6031 in v3.4.5 when closing shrunken window [Issue 30]
- Sometimes when using Shrink feature, the toolbar menu no longer available in some cases [Issue 29]
- bug: crash, Subscript used on non-accessible variable when using Groupy software [Issue 17]
- Issue on dual monitor configuration when DPI scaling is not the same for each monitor [Issue 9]
Do you want to watch your favorite content while working?
In case you have one screen, you are lack of options unless you using WindowTop Shrink feature.
The shrink feature in WindowTop unlocks the ability to enable PIP mode (Picture in Picture mode) for any window.
Let us see some good video that shows you this:
Before you can use this Shrink feature as shown in the video, you need to start 30 days trial or activate WindowTop (The free version of this feature is very limited)
After you are done with that, you can start enjoying this feature!
Activating the Shrink mode / PIP mode without hotkey
To activate the Shrink mode, move the mouse above the window and click on the “Shrink” button as shown in the gif below:
Activating the Shrink mode / PIP mode using a hotkey
To activate Shrink mode with a hotkey, press ALT + Q.
You can change the hotkey at any time via hotkey settings:
Resizing the shrinked window
You can resize the window as shown in the gif below:
Making the shrinked window to be “ghost”
Until now we ware able to only use the space on the screen to view the video. But the space on the screen taken by the shrinked window does still not allow us to work on that space.
For this comes handy the 2 other features – the opacity and click-through features.
With the opacity, you can see at once the videos and the content behind the video, and with the click-through feature, you can work on that space behind the video.
- Resize the shrinked window
At this point, a warning will pop up, saying that the window will not be responsible. Instead, you will not be able to interact with the window but only with the content behind the window.
This is normal since this is what we want here so click the OK button to continue.
As you can see, now you can watch your favorite video while working on the space that the shrinked video takes.
Are you a web developer, or maybe some programmer that wants a little more nice background for the IDE other than the boring black or white?
Or maybe you want to see your website while viewing the code on the same screen?
If the answer to one of these questions is Yes, this guide is for you!
Video that show you what you will get:
More images from other IDEs
Before we begin, we need to make sure that you have:
- NVIDIA GPU with CUDA support
- WindowTop Pro v3.4.5 – https://github.com/gileli121/WindowTop/releases
- Windows 10 version 2004
NVIDIA GPU with CUDA support
In order that this transparency feature will work well, WindowTop makes use of the NVIDIA graphics card with Cuda support.
All modern NVIDIA graphics cards have Cuda support.
To know if your GPU support Cuda, please refer to:
WindowTop Pro v3.4.5 or newer
Only from version v3.4.5 the transparency feature should be well developed and can be used in daily usage.
This feature is included only if WindowTop is activated so you will have to buy it or you can start 30 days trial for FREE
Windows 10 version 2004 or newer
You will have to update Windows 10 to version 2004 or newer in order that this feature will work.
WindowTop is configured correctly
before you start, you need to make sure that the “Aero” feature is enabled:
And that it uses NVIDIA GPU acceleration for this feature:
After you verified that the configurations are correct you can start to use this feature on text/code editor.
1. Open your IDE / Text Editor
2. Move the mouse to the top of the window
3. Click on the “Aero” icon
You will see that the window will now look like this:
You can adjust a few transparency parameters as needed.
The most used parameters are
You may also want to use other parameters such as the text parameter to reduce the brightness of the text.
Configuring Transparency HotKey
You may want to enable/disable this effect using a hotkey.
To do this follow the steps:
- Right-click on WindowTop tray icon
- Click on:
- Configure the hotkey for example like in the image
To enable the effect on any window, press the hotkey you configured.
To disable the transparency effect on the window, press the hotkey again.
- Added: HotKeys for dark mode and aero mode [GitHub Issue 12]
- Added (For pro version only): Option to add a window to blacklist/whitelist so WindowTop will be disabled for the window. (GitHub Issue 2)
- Fixed: Issue that Microsoft Edge and few other browsers stopped to be on top after some time. WindowTop will now check for every window if stopped to be on top and in such a case it will reset the window to be on top. (GitHub Issue 14)