How to keep the Task Manager always on top in Windows 10?

Maybe you are troubleshooting your Windows 10 or some of the installed apps on Windows 10 and want to keep Task Manager always on top for a while. It is possible to keep the Task Manager always on top in Windows 10, similar to the Calculator app. There is a built-in feature for Task Manager on Windows 10 that lets you place the Task Manager on top of other applications or programs. However, it is also possible to use a third-party tool to keep Task Manager on top of all other applications or programs.

By keeping Task Manager on top, one can keep an eye on 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.

How to keep the Task Manager always on top in Windows 10?

There are at least four ways through which you can place the Task Manager on top of other applications or programs:-
  1. Options menu of Task Manager,
  2. Notification Icon of Task Manager,
  3. Using hotkeys,
  4. Using a third-party software or tool.

How to keep the Task Manager always on top in Windows 10 using Task Manager’s Options menu?

Step 1. Open Task Manager by right-clicking on the free place of the taskbar or through any other way.

If the Task Manager is opened in compact mode, use the More details option to view Task Manager in full view mode.

Step 2. Click on the Options menu and select “Always on top” from the available options.

Now, the Task Manager will freeze on the top of your Windows screen. Uncheck the option “Always on top” whenever you want to remove the Task Manager from always on top mode.

How to keep the Task Manager always on top in Windows 10 using the Notification Icon of Task Manager?

This is another easy way to set Task Manager always on top of other programs on Windows 10. In this method, we will use the notification icon, which is available on the system tray of the Taskbar.

Step 1. Launch the Task Manager by right-clicking on the free area of the Taskbar and select Task Manager.

Step 2. Once the Task Manager is running, click on the “Show hidden icons” button to see the notification icons.

Step 3. Right-click on the Task Manager notification icon and click on the Always on top option. Task Manager window will immediately available on top of all opened programs on windows.

How to keep the Task Manager always on top in Windows 10 using Task Hotkeys?

This option is for those users who prefer to use keyboard shortcuts.

Step 1. To make Task Manager remain on top of other applications, launch Task Manager in the More details view mode.

Step 2. Now, press Alt+O from the keyboard. It will automatically open the Options menu. After that, press the A key from the keyboard. The Task Manager immediately comes in always on top mode. To disable or turn off the always-on-top mode, you can use the same hotkeys again.

How to keep the Task Manager always on top in Windows 10 using a third-party tool?

Many third-party free tools are available for Windows 10 that can make a window always stay on top. You can download and install any of such tools and pin Task Manager on top using them if you want.

To put the Task Manager always on top in Windows 10, you can use freeware TurboTop or OnTopReplica.

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