Bug Fixes

  • Fixed: [Always on Top] When the 30-day trial ended, the highlight border for top-most windows not working as expected (#203)
  • Fixed: Memory leak issue when opening the settings window and fixed freezing issue when showing gif-files (#202)

New Features / Improvements

  • [Toolbar] On window integration alternative – alternative way of showing the toolbar (#192, https://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys/issues/15387 )
    The option is disabled by default and you can enable it here:
    If there is no minimize button, it will show the regular arrow:
  • [Translations] Added support for French translation (#179)


  • [Toolbar] Implemented UI to save and delete window configuration directly from the toolbar (#192):
    This is instead of right-clicking on the arrow (it is now removed. You can do it only via the toolbar)



  • Implemented: Anchors – Option to hide text for anchors if icons are selected (#181)
  • Implemented: Anchors – Added option “Always show window title for duplicate icons” (#181)
  • Implemented: Anchors – Added option to make the anchors bigger when they most recently used (#181)
  • Improved & Implemented – Anchors – Added preview for the style configuration (#181)
  • Changed: Anchors – Default configuration changed (#181)
  • Optimized: Anchors – The auto position algorithm (for the option “Stay away from text/image”) was optimized and work faster
  • Fixed: Text color makes text very hard to read (#182)


  • Implemented: Drag to window via the anchor (#180)
  • Fixed: click-through mode not saved when saving window configuration (#162)
  • Fixed: System.InvalidOperationException: Process has exited, so the requested information is not available. (#166)
  • Fixed: Windows Apps losing TopMost functionality after going fullscreen (#171)


  • Implemented: Option to disable WindowTop when game-mode detected (#178)


  • Implemented: Anchor feature – option to show the window icon in the anchor
  • Fixed: Issue in shrink->title-bar & anchor features that it failed to show icons of UWP apps
  • Improved: Added another gif preview for the set-top feature under the quick settings page
  • Changed: Few default settings (such as default font size) in the anchor feature changed, and by default it will show the window icon


  • Implemented: Option to configure the border visibility settings (color and width) of top-mode (#172)
  • Implemented: logic to suggest rating the app


  • Implemented: Auto & Self update for the store version – The app will now able to update itself without any extra effort (#176)

v5.7.2 (Microsoft Store only)

  • Implemented: Auto & Self update – The app will now able to update itself without any extra effort (#176)


  • Fixed: Issue that user can reset the trial in UWP version and the desktop version


  • Implemented: Wizard window that helps you to get started (see below)
  • Improved: Now in the Settings -> Getting Started screen, you have quick start settings (see below)
  • Unlocked: Highlight topmost windows feature – now the option available for free
  • Changed: 30 days trial will start automatically on the first run



  • Fixed: Issue in the Microsoft Store version that the fix #104 (comment) did not work because the DLL hook procedure that should fix the issue did nothing (This was the behavior only in case of the MS Store version)
  • Implemented: Addition to #151 that now it will write the version above the fatal error exception

Note: This is a minor issue that the program thinks that the version is v5.6.3. Please ignore it. It is v5.6.4.


  • Fixed: In some cases, the fatal error window (implemented in #151) may try to open an infinite amount of times
  • Fixed: System.NullReferenceException from WindowTop.UI.WTToolBarArrow issues (#154)
  • Implemented: Option to allow running the program without admin privileges when it is installed (#153)


  • Implemented: Shrink feature – Feature to reflect the mouse cursor in Shrink interact mode (#104)
  • Implemented: Shrink feature – Feature of title bar with the window name when the Shrink mode enabled (https://github.com/BiGilSoft/WindowTop/issues/104#issuecomment-928074943)
  • Implemented: Shrink feature – Option to select text from Shrink mode. When the mouse is above text, dragging will be disabled and instead, you can select the text (https://github.com/BiGilSoft/WindowTop/issues/104#issuecomment-927273389)
  • Implemented: Shrink feature – Option to disable dragging at all (Allow it only via title bar). When dragging is disabled, you can really use the window as it is in full size from Shrink mode
  • Fixed/Improved: Shrink feature – Scrolling will now work better. It will no longer send key-up / key-down when you scroll up / down (See under 2. in https://github.com/BiGilSoft/WindowTop/issues/104#issuecomment-931762242)
  • Fixed: Shrink feature – Bug in the logic to recover hidden windows (If you shrink, the original window is hidden) in case the program crash. The issue was that these windows that recovered were still invisible due to very low opacity
  • Fixed: Shrink feature – Bug that sometimes after un-shrink maximized window, the window is almost in offscreen position (out of the screen)
  • Fixed: Shrink feature – Fixed issue in Shrink interact mode that when clicking on it, the window became inactive for 0.1-2 seconds
  • Fixed: (Possible fix) – General bug that the program may freeze due to usage of System.Timers.Timer. It was replaced with System.Windows.Threading.DispatcherTimer in any area where we render UI
  • Fixed: Shrink feature – Old regression that if you Shrink the window and then exit the program, the program will not un-shrink the window
  • Implemented: Global exception handler. The software will almost never crash, instead, it will show the full exception (fatal error) and suggest the user report the fatal error to the developer, and also even suggest to continue running the program (#151)
  • Fixed: (Possible fix) – General bug that the program may freeze due to usage of Dispatcher.Invoke() Instead of Dispatcher.BeginInvoke(). Now it will only use Dispatcher.BeginInvoke()
  • Fixed: (Possible fix) – Fixed compatibility issue with Windows 11 that sometimes WindowTop caused to dragging lags in the OS (#149 , #131). The fix is to avoid using Win32 function SetWindowCompositionAttribute()