How to Enable or Disable Always On Top for Task Manager in Windows 11?

The Task Manager is a helpful tool in Windows 11 that is used to view and manage processes, performance statistics, app history, users, process details, and services. By default, it behaves as standard software, but it is possible to set it to display always on top of other windows. Once done, the Task Manager window will open and stay on top of all other windows on the desktop.

Sometimes you need to keep Task Manager always on top for some reasons, such as you are troubleshooting your Windows 11 or some of the installed apps, and for that reason, you want to keep Task Manager always on top for a while.

Keeping Task Manager on top of other windows allows you to monitor CPU usage, memory, running processes, etc. Even if some applications are opened in maximized mode, Task Manager will remain in front for as long as you want.

In this gearupwindows article, we will guide you on enabling and disabling “Always on top” for Task Manager in Windows 11.

How to Turn On or Off Always On Top for Task Manager in Windows 11 using Task Manager?

To enable or disable “Always on top” for Task Manager in Windows 11 through Task Manager, use these steps:-

Step 1. Open Task Manager.

To do that, you can use the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keyboard shortcut.

Step 2. Click the Options menu and check the option Always on top to stay Task Manager on the top of other windows.

To revert the changes, open Task Manager and click the Options menu. Then, uncheck the option Always on top.

How to Enable or Disable Always On Top for Task Manager from Notification Area?

To turn on or off “Always on top” for Task Manager through the Notification area, use these steps:-

Step 1. Open Task Manager.

To do that, you can use the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keyboard shortcut.

Step 2. Right-click on the Task Manager icon on the taskbar notification area, and select or deselect “Always on top” to enable or disable Always On Top for Task Manager.

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