I have a window that is marked 'always on top'. I want to be able to maximize another window and it have not hide behind the always on top window.

Is this possible?

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You may be looking for the desktop margins setting. For example, I set a margin1 so that my conky is always visible and not covered by maximized windows. You could do the same as long as you always place your always-on-top along the edge of the screen.

1 I don't actually use xfwm but the margin concept is the same.

  • Ah, yes. It's called workspace margins in Xfce, but the same idea. I had thought that setting wouldn't allow the 'always on top' window to be over in the margin either. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction! Jan 31, 2012 at 21:04

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