How to Enable or Disable Windows Terminal Always on Top in Windows 11

This article explains how to enable or disable the Always on Top settings in the Windows Terminal app in Windows 11.

Windows Terminal is a modern host application for the command-line shells, including Command Prompt, Windows PowerShell, and bash (via Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)).

Unlike the previous shell apps in Windows, Windows Terminal has many features, including multiple tabs, panes, Unicode and UTF-8 character support, a GPU-accelerated text rendering engine, and themes customization with text, colors, backgrounds, and shortcuts.

With the Windows Terminal app, you can configure a setting known as Always on Top, which launches the app and stays as the topmost window on your desktop.

Turn on or off always on top for the Windows Terminal app

As described above, users can configure a Windows Terminal setting to launch the app and stay on top of all other windows on the desktop.

Here’s how to do that.

First, open the Windows Terminal app.

You can do that by clicking on the Start menu and searching for Terminal. Then, under Best match, select and open the Windows Terminal app.

open the Terminal app in Windows
Open the Terminal app on Windows.

When the Terminal app opens, click the down arrow button on the top bar, and select Settings (Ctrl +,).

Windows Terminal Settings button updated
Windows Terminal Settings button updated

On the Settings window, click on the Appearance tab. Then, on the right, select the “Always on top” tile and toggle the button to the On position to enable it.

To disable it, toggle the button back to the Off position.

Windows Terminal app always on top settings

Click on the Save button to save your changes and exit.

That should do it!


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