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How to keep VLC player always on top?

VLC is an open-source multimedia player which is free and offers many exciting features, and one of those features is always on top.

The “always on top” feature of the VLC player allows you to watch videos, movies or series without being disturbed. As the name suggests, when you activate the always on top feature, no other app can pop-up above the VLC media player, even if you try to open apps from your taskbar. The only way to open apps is to minimise or close the VLC media player or deactivate the always on top.

In this article, we discuss the always on top feature of VLC and two ways to activate it for one-time use and to make it default.


How to keep VLC always on top?

There are two ways to set VLC always on top.


How to set VLC’s always on top for one-time viewing?

Always on top will be deactivated after you close the VLC media player, follow these steps to activate it for one-time:

How to keep VLC player always on top?
  • Open the VLC media player and then click on View (at the top of the screen in the main toolbar)
  • In the dropdown menu, click on the Always on top option.

Also read: How to make VLC the default player on Windows PC?


How to activate always on top by default?

To make it always on top as default, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open the VLC media player and click on Tools (at the top of the screen in the main toolbar) and then on Preferences from the dropdown menu.

How to keep VLC player always on top?

Step 2: Click on All in the show settings option at the bottom left of the new window.

How to keep VLC player always on top?

Step 3: Scroll down the menu and click on Video settings.

How to keep VLC player always on top?

Step 4: Click on the checkbox beside Always on top option (from the settings menu opened on the right side of the screen) and then click the Save button at the bottom-right of the screen.

How to keep VLC player always on top?

To deactivate the always-on-top feature, follow the same steps again.

Also read: How to go frame by frame in VLC?

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