WindowTop Activation Key
The activation key will automatically be sent to your email address after the purchase.
If you’re not receiving the email, please check your spam folder to be sure that our emails are not being detected as spam.
In the unlikely event that the email is not there, contact us, and we will manually send you the activation key.
The activation license key should be used per user and limited to 3 computers.
You may want to contact us to discuss the pricing and a potential discount if you are an organization.
Important: If the key is not working, please make sure you update to the latest version!
By proceeding, you agree to the following:
- No liability for any damage.
- We will send you the Key to your email linked to your PayPal account.
- We can’t guarantee that the order information will be kept forever, so it is also your responsibility not to lose the activation key. Otherwise, we may not be able to send you the key/new key.
Other options to purchase
To purchase from Microsoft Store, you will need to download and install WindowTop from the store. After that, to buy the app, right-click on the WindowTop icon at the tray menu -> All Settings -> License page.
There you will have the option to purchase the app via Microsoft Store.
Click on the following button to install the app via Microsoft Store
Few notes before you buy
- You can purchase an activation key and use it to activate the Microsoft Store version. If you install the app via Microsoft Store, you will see two options to unlock the pro version: By purchasing via Microsoft store and by entering the activation key.
- If you purchase via Microsoft Store, you can unlock only the Microsoft Store version because the activation is linked to your Microsoft account (unlike the product key), and the regular version can’t access such activation.
- Both versions – the Microsoft Store and the Desktop/Portable – are identical in functionality.
- If you want to support this project and get more features & better support, please also become a supporter by becoming a patron 🙂
Feel free to purchase from where you want. However, buying from Microsoft Store is recommended if you don’t trust other payment methods.
WindowTop is FREE, However, you will not get the best from the free version!
The paid version includes what we call “Pro Features” which will be released over time to people who have the paid version. WindowTop PRO is being purchased by hundreds of people for its advanced Features:
What’s included in the paid version?
Easily pick / come back to any window in single click using Anchors
The anchors will automatically move away from texts or images! The bigger the anchor is, the more recent the window used
PiP/Shrink any window!
You can even interact with the window while it is in PiP mode!
And it even have option to automatically move the PiPs away form texts / images!
Dark Mode for any window
Enable dark mode for any window, even when the program doesn’t have a dark mode.
In the Pro version, the option to exclude images (the “Filter Images”) is unlocked, so you can
A proper dark mode, even with content with images!
Take the Opacity to the next level with the Glass feature!
Smart transparency mode enables you to take opacity to the next level! Unlike regular transparency, you can set different opacity levels for the background around the text/controls and the images.
And you can even set the blur level.
Note that this may work slowly on 4K and will work better for NVIDIA GPUs (make use of CUDA feature)
It should work better for apps that usually not showing images.
It is recommended to enable the native dark mode (not the dark mode by WindowTop) before enabling glass mode for the best quality.
Some apps like Word have dark mode natively, so enabling this glass feature will do the best job if the window is already in dark theme natively, and it will also improve the rendering speed.
Unlock more toolbar themes
Blacklist/whitelist specific programs so WindowTop will be disabled/enabled when these programs used
No need to manually enable every time some feature to the selected window. For example, you can set window on top one time and then WindowTop will automatically set it on top for you when you open the window again
Customers Revies (from Microsoft Store)
Detailed Pricing Table
Functionality / Plan
Set window on top
Set window opacity
Click through transparent
HotKeys for set-top, dark,
Set window dark
Unlock Modern UI (NEW !!)
Mark top-most windows with
Picture in Picture (PIP) mode
for the shrink feature
Resize shrunk window
Smart dark mode
Save window configuration
Support the developer
Suitable for company usage
Limited support + No extra features + No supporting the developer
Only $9.99 – 14.99$
Extra Features + Support + Support the developer 🙂
65 thoughts on “WindowTop Activation Key”
Hello,author.I am chinese user,I want to change my key to microsoft store version.I did not like win ver. active.Thank you very much
Hello, you should be able to use the activation key also for the Microsoft Store version. If you have any problems, please contact us via https://windowtop.info/contact/
Can I get one for free?
It is very hard to develop it so it can’t be free.
Actually there is even a chance that the price will be higher in the future.
5.99$ is low price 🙂
But you always can use the limited version if you want.
Is this meant to be a life time key – means can be used to activate any new minor and major program version ?
Yes, any key that you buy now does not have such limitation.
I’m interested in the PRO version, but it’s not clear how to activate it. Where do I enter the activation key??
Follow these steps:
1. Right-click on WIndowTop tray icon
2. Go to “WindowTop Pro” -> Click on the first item
3. A new window should open. Click on the button “Activate / Buy now”
4. A small window should open. In this window, you can paste the activation key.
Paste the activation key and then click on “Activate now”
At this point, if the key is valid, the program should be activated.
Hello, please provide another way to pay other than paypal because paypal is not available in my country.
We know that paypal is blocked in turkey.
What payment method do you prefer other than paypal?
do you plan a tray minimizer function ? if yes, I’ll take without hesitation, I’d like the 2 functions always on top or tray minimizer in the same software
Hi mate, Please send me a link for a card payement. Paypal gives me errors.
Hi, please try again.
please provide me with a card payment link as pay pal does not work at this time
There was an issue with the purchase system.
In any case, you have an issue, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
I am available also in email email@example.com
Please try again. it should be fixed now
Hello, as you said, the activation license key can be used for up to 3 computers. I’d like to know whether the license can be transferred between devices? I usually work in a VM, and I don’t want to buy a license every time I destroy the VM.
Hello, if you use the portable version (not the version you install) you should be safe.
But please note that in the portable version some of the pro functionality is disabled and it is: dark mode pro and smart transparency
Other pro functionalities such as the How to watch videos while working (PIP Mode) will be available also in the portable version.
We plan to add option to remove computers from the activation key so you will able to use it as solution for the installed version.
For now, if you don’t need the pro functionality that disabled in the portable version, the good option is to use the portable version.
Hi, I recently got locked out of activating because I got a new motherboard and had to activate a few times in a row, are there any estimates when the clear activations feature is coming?
Hello, we decided that it will be done in v5.5.x
You will have the option to do it from the software itself.
For now, you can contact us and we will reset the key for you.
It is already developed but has not been released yet as the final version.
For now, you can download the non-final version with this feature from here:
What if I lose my license email?
Can I transfer the license to another computer?
1. if you lose your license email, contact us on http://windowtop.info/contact and if we have a record of your purchase, we will send you the activation key.
But it is highly recommended to backup the license key for your computer.
2. We should provide option to remove computer from the license key. For now, there is no such option yet.
If you want to transfer the license key to another computer, contact us about your request and we will do it for you.
WindowTop is so useful, I use it for SO many things while I’m working.
I LOVE IT. It’s probably one of my two favorite computer things (the other one is a foot switch/pedal, which means I can make things happen on my computer just by pressing one of the three pedals at my feet).
Great to hear!
Thanks for your feedback!
I am Chinese, I want to buy a pro, can I use Alipay WeChatpay or Applepay?
You can purchase the program from https://www.lizhi.io/
We recently started to work with this store for Chinese customers who can’t use PayPal
I am Japanese.
I would like to purchase via PayPal with my email address.
Can I just send the money to firstname.lastname@example.org?
Please send another email after you purchased it.
I don’t get an option to Purchase when i come to this page (unless i am missing it?)
Can I use the PRO version at work? The comparison table shows that the PRO version is not suitable for company usage.
Hello, Yes you can.
There is probably a mistake in the comparison table that caused it to be not clear.
I will fix it now.
Does the PRO Version make it possible to define any window of the same program to have sticky settings? Specifically I would like any explorer-window to have alphatransparency…
Ok, I activated the trial and could answer my question myself: by saving the state for an explorer window all explorer windows take over that state.
I do have one problem though, and that is that the WindowTop controls (the little arrow) sometimes to not appear at all in maximized windows, or get shown on the far right above the windos controls without offset even though the toolbar is set to appear centered.
Hi, Sorry about the issue.
Please open issue under https://github.com/BiGilSoft/WindowTop/issues and explain exactly in what windows it happens.
Or you can send the issue description via https://windowtop.info/contact/
I really loved this software. I came across with it because I was trying to solve some issues while streaming on Twitch. I wanted to have my real chat on top of the game, but also, being able to modify transparency and size.
One thing I’m not sure if its possible: Can you capture an specific part of one window? For example: I would like to capture only the “chat” box of an entire website I’m navigating. It would be interesting if you can “Crop” your selection and then shrink it as a pop up window. Is this possible or it’s not a function implemented on the PRO version?
Once again, thanks a lot for this amazing software 🙂
Thanks for your great feedback!
Currently, it is not possible.
But there is a good chance that I will implement this request in the future.
Hi, I’m interested in a crop feature as well.
Also interested in a crop feature!
We created task for this request:
Hello, this just implemented in v5.20 beta. Please download and test it from here:
Does this works on Windows 11?
Yes, according to users it works.
But there are few minor bugs that reported and not fixed yet and we will work on fix soon.
Hi, this product is very helpful and is exactly what I was looking for. There is one problem though, when I click the green arrow, no menu comes down. I’m not sure if this is a general problem or a problem on my end. Hoping you could help out, thanks!
Yes, it is a bug.
It was never implemented that way that clicking on it opening the toolbar.
But it should do it if you click on it.
So need to fix it.
Thanks for the report
Very useful, looking for more refined UI, Keep it up, this app is really made my work a lot easy 👍
The UI is already upgraded from v4.
What do you expect exactly?
Can I ask what is the most useful feature for you that helps your productivity?
Thanks for your feedback!
hello, i just upgraded to the paid version. how can I use the smart dark mode. or, how can i check if i’m using it?
thank you so much in advance
Hello, you first need to enable the button in the toolbar.
To do it, right-click on the WIndowTop icon in the tray and then Settings–>All Settings.
In the window that opened, select the toolbar icon.
There you will see a list of buttons that you can enable/disable.
Find the “Dark-Dark” option and enable it.
Now you should have the button enabled.
Open the toolbar on some windows and you will see the new button.
When you click on the button, dark mode will be activated.
You will also see the option “Filter Images”. This option is unchecked by default and will work only on premium mode.
To enable the “Smart dark mode”, just click on this option.
If you have more questions/issues, feel free to ask.
Is there a difference in how you get updates for the MS Store vs Desktop versions?
Do both get updates at the same time?
The desktop version gets updates faster because there is no need to wait for Microsoft to approve each time a new update is released.
But the downside is that there is no automatic/self-update functionality and you will have to reinstall the last version yourself.
This is unlike the store version… The store version comes with automatic updates and self-updates – You install it once, and it will update itself later when there is a new update.
Hello there, just purchased the pro version and already looking how useful this gem is. How about opacity controlled by the scroll wheel ? also save window configuration for top window is very useful, but in my humble opinion it would be even more useful if it could also save the exact position of the window on the screen when it was closed, how about that? Finally, how about if I set top two applications (browser and outlook for example), could you make it so that IF they intervene with each other they must move/resize themselves on the screen so that they are both set top and revealing all their content ?
Thanks for your feedback.
Yes, I will consider adding any of these features that you suggested.
But you should also suggest it in https://github.com/BiGilSoft/WindowTop/discussions/categories/ideas
This way people can rate your ideas so I can know what idea to implement based on the highest rating
Just purchased after using Free Version from MS store.
How do I apply the activation key – there are no “install sequence windows” when I run via the desktop icon.
Hello, sorry about the issue. Please uninstall the Microsoft store version and reinstall it again. After that, the app should be activated using your Microsoft account. The activation is not by a key, it is handled by the Microsoft store because you purchased it from their store.
If you still have any issues, feel free to contact me again.
Thanks for reply – have just uninstalled MS free Windowtop and from MS store downloaded again – this was unsuccessful – Error from MS “Something happened on our end”
Note MS said I owned this app (I never paid MS for this app, i could not pay MS despite setting up PayPal account, the app could not even be added to cart — so I PayPal bought from you (i.e. NOT MS store)
So, MS did not download my free app yet even though I uninstalled before download attempt, the app shows up in recently installed in start menu – but this app now does not work.
I think i have a problem with MS Store – it says I own the (free) app, it would not let me pay MS store (hence I paid you by PayPal and you gave me a key which I cannot apply) and MS does not know that I bought the app (but not from MS)
Hello – uninstalled again and now installed from setup.exe from (???) GitHub (or something)
The installation showed various windows, e.g. where to install etc, and it appears to function (i.e can see three options eg size down) – HOWEVER for some reason the program “remembered” that with the first time with free app usage I allowed the options to appear when hovering over the minimize button – so the uninstall never fully uninstalled “everything” – also with this reinstall I never saw the many pages of help (which for instance told me about using minimize for options) – THE VERY FIRST TIME with MS free app I saw all of this – (but had not purchased yet at that time) – so maybe uninstall is not perfect (for what ever reason) – so how for me to “clean up” after uninstall for “residual stuff for WindowsTop” – AND THEN DO A FRESH CLEAN INSTALL?
Noticed a typo: “Ultimate Sypport” instead of “Ultimate Support” as one of the features for paid use.
Thank you, it is fixed.
Hi – does it have any Pro trial version?
Hi, the trial mode starts automatically after install, and you have 30 days.
During this time, all of the pro functionality is unlocked.
Okay, so you showed a “Free” and limited version and a “Free trial”. But how can I access at least one of these, when your app only show me three choices : Purchase on MicrosoftStore, purchase a key, or activate a key? Where have you hidden the “free” option you actually showed us, to at least have a try?
It is a free trial for 30 days; after 30 days, it is still accessible but with limited functionality.
When you install the app for the first time, it starts the free trial automatically. You don’t need to start the trial mode yourself. It should already start after you install it.