When I use Windows I still use the aged tool WinSplit which brings the shortcut “CTRL+ALT+O” with it. This keeps the current window always on top of all other.
I wanted this functionality (and the shortcut) also on my laptop which is running Linux Mint.
This works without any additional software as the functionality is built-in and available via the context menu of every programme icon.
And a programme to add shortcuts exists also.
So, starting the programme “Keyboard Shortcuts” and click the “Add”-Button.
Entering a name and the following as the command:
wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -b toggle,above
Once the shortcut is added you click on the column “Shortcut” of if (where it says “Disabled”).
Now you can add the favoured shorcut by simply pressing it.
as an administrator i am often connected to different servers via rdp .. as i use multiple keyboard layouts i noticed that with windows 8 the systray icons seems to “jump” when a rdp-session is focused and then not focused …
rdp-session not focused:
the annoying thing was .. when you click any icon while the rdp-session is focused you will actually click the icon right from it …
i found out that the new keyboard layout switching button can be replaced with the old desktop language bar …
this bar will also hide when a rdp-session is focused .. but it will not make the systray icons jump as it is located left from the systray …
to activate it you have to go to the language settings and there click on “advanced settings”:
in the advanced settings you will find the option “use the desktop language bar when it’s available” .. this will bring back the old desktop language bar …