Windows Terminal is a modern host application for the command-line shells you already love, like Command Prompt, PowerShell, and bash (via Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)). Its main features include multiple tabs, panes, Unicode and UTF-8 character support, a GPU accelerated text rendering engine, and the ability to create your own themes and customize text, colors, backgrounds, and shortcuts.
If you enable always on top mode in Windows Terminal, Windows Terminal windows will launch and stay on top of all other windows on the desktop.
Windows Terminal Appearance Settings
Learn how to customize appearance settings within Windows Terminal.
This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable always on top mode for the Windows Terminal app for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.
1 Open Windows Terminal.
2 Click/tap on the down arrow button on the top bar, and click/tap on Settings Ctrl + , (comma). (see screenshot below)
3 Click/tap on Appearance in the left pane. (see screenshot below)
4 Turn On or Off (default) Always on top for what you want.
5 Click/tap on Save at the bottom right.
6 You can now close the Settings tab if you like.