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

This article describes steps to turn on or off “Always on top” to keep the Task Manager app on top of other windows in Windows 11.

The Task Manager has been part of Windows since early Windows NT 4.0 / 2000, allowing users to view tasks (processes), start-up programs, services, and the overall performance of the computer.

With the release of Windows 11 build 22557, Microsoft has updated the design of Task Manager to match the new Windows 11 design principles, including bringing a dark theme and automatically matching the system-wide theme.

Windows has always had a setting to keep the Task Manager app on top of other windows. This is known as “Always on top“.

Here’s how to turn it on or off in Windows 11.

Keep the Task Manager app always on top of other windows in Windows 11

As described above, Windows has always had a setting to keep the Task Manager app on top of other windows. This is known as “Always on top“.

Here’s how to turn it on.

First, open the Task Manager app. You can also use the keyboard shortcut ( Ctrl + Shift + Esc ) to launch the Task Manager app.

While the Task Manager app is opened, right-click on the app’s icon on the Taskbar (or Taskbar overflow), then select “Alway on top“.

windows task manager always on top on or off
windows task manager is always on top or off

Alternatively, select Settings at the bottom left of the Task Manager app.

windows 11 task manager app settings button
Windows 11 task manager app settings button

On the Settings pane, under Windows management, check or uncheck the box next to “Always on top” to enable or disable the Task Manager app on top of other windows.

windows task manager always on top from settings
windows task manager is always on top of the settings

You can also press the Alt + A keys to toggle check or uncheck the “Always on top” box in the Settings app.

Reference:

https://blogs.windows.com/windows-insider/2022/02/16/announcing-windows-11-insider-preview-build-22557/

That should do it!

Conclusion:

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