As a keen Mac user for many years, I’ve often been bugged by the same age-old issue. An that’s the fact that you can’t keep important windows ‘top-most’. This can often be a bind, especially when you spend time in both terminal and GUI applications. Last week this pushed me over the edge, as I was getting tired of flicking between the two. So I finally found what I think is the perfect solution to my problem.
The clever people over at Infitite Labs have produced a handy little utility named Aflot. It’s completely free of charge and offers some pretty impressive features.
Afloat features include:
- Keep any window ‘afloat’ (aka top-most)
- Pin windows to the desktop
- Move windows from anywhere
- Turn a window into an overlay (transparent<->semi transparent)
- Show a windows file in Finder
- Resize windows from anywhere.
Afloat requires OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) or above, and is available to download from here
Once downloaded and installed, the OS X ‘Window’ menu in the menu bar of your favourite apps will include extra options:
This has saved me lots of pain when using terminal. If you know of other methods to ‘pin’ windows let me know.