Windows: Pin that Window with DeskPins

(Windows)  One of the things that I like about Linux (Gnome desktop)  is the ability to right click on any window and then select “Always On Top” to keep that window on top of all the others.  This comes in handy when say you playing music in VLC and you want to keep it on top no matter what other app you are in.

Now when it comes to Windows, sadly that same functionality is not built in at the OS level.  This is where a FREE app called DeskPins by Elias Fotiniss comes in handy.

To quote the website:


  • Unlimited number of pins available.
  • Intelligent handling of various application types.
  • Powerful wildcard-based automatic pin support.
  • Global hotkeys.
  • Negligible system resources usage.

System Requirements

DeskPins is not a demanding program and will run on practically any system with Windows installed.

  • Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003.
  • 386/10MHz class CPU or higher
  • 4 MB RAM
  • less than 100 KB of free disk space
  • 4 bpp (16 colors) minimum – 8 bpp (256 colors) or more recommended

Here is a screen shot from his website showing the app in action.  You see that little RED drawing pin next to the minimize button?  That is the DeskPin keeping Calculator on top of all the other windows.

Head on over to : and get this 96kb file to be able to pin those Windows on top of others.  Highly recommended.

MadMike posted at 2011-1-19 Category: Tips, Windows / WHS

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