SMPlayer – Enable or Disable Always on Top

How
to Enable or Disable Always on Top on SMPlayer using Keyboard shortcut or hotkeys

Always
on Top is a features available in almost all media player that enables a player
to remain on top of the screen while a video is playing. It will be full screen
and it will fill up all the screen size of the computer system.

Always
on top is a feature that allows any program (here media player) to stay on top
of all other windows even when it not the one selected. This is usually done
while multitasking, that is using two or more programs on a Windows Computer.
If
you want one program to remain always visible, you will to set it to be always
on top.
Now,
we will be learning how to enable always on Top using the SMPlayer.
1.
Launch the SMPlayer (Open the video, you want to watch)
SMPlayer with Video
2.
Right click on SMPlayer window, Click on Video, go down you will see stay on
top, click on it and then select Always (Sometimes, it might require a
restart).
SMPlayer Always on Top
Immediately
always stay on top will be enabled for your SMPlayer while in use.
Using
Keyboard Shortcuts
By
default, the Always on top keyboard shortcut is not set in SMPlayer, so we are
going to set it. Let’s begin:
1.
Launch the SMPlayer.
2.
Press Ctrl + P to go to Preferences or go to the Menu bar, Click on Options,
then select Preferences.
SMPlayer Options
3.
The Preferences window will open.
SMPlayer Preferences
4.
On the Left pane, Click on Keyboard and Mouse.
SMPlayer Keyboard and Mouse
5.
On the right pane, Scroll down till you get to Always (Description), on_top_always
(Name).
Scroll Down Always on Top
6.
Click on Change Shortcut.
7.
The Modify shortcut window will open.
SMPlayer Modify shortcut
8.
Hold down or press any key or a combination of keys you wish to use as the
always on top shortcut, be careful not to press in use keyboard shortcuts (I
choose Shift + F1).
9.
Click on OK on the modify shortcut window, then click on Apply and OK on SMPlayer Preferences window.
10.
Now you can continue using your selected keyboard shortcut to always keep
SMPlayer Always on Top especially when multitasking.
Hope
with this you have been able to keep SMPlayer always on top especially when
watching a video or a movies.

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