HeldUp

Overview
HeldUp is the easiest way to stop windows from disappearing behind other programs.
HWND_TOPMOST is a special Windows setting for positioning a program above all others on your Windows Desktop. Every programmer learns about this setting when they begin learning Windows programming, and some use it in their own software to help the user control Windows. However, even though this is an easy feature to add to your own software, there are few utilities which allow the user to control this for any open program, and none which allow the user to do this quicker and more easily than HeldUp.
HeldUp allows you to drag the HeldUp icon onto the software you want to keep on top. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
HeldUp is small. It’s written in C++ without any resource hungry components which means that HeldUp is using as little system resources as possible. The entire application is less than 70kb and will probably be one of the smallest programs on your PC.
Examples of where HeldUp might be useful
Keep a calculator program on top, while preparing an invoice.
Keep the Windows CharMap utility on top, while writing a foreign language document.
Hold up Notepad to make notes while you browse the internet or read technical documents.
Keeping directory software on top while you manually enter data from it.
Keep online streaming video on top while you do work in the background.
Keep your to do list visible so you don’t lose track of your priorities.
You could even keep pictures of your kids visible at all times.
Steps to hold up a window:
Make sure the program you want HeldUp is visible.
Move the mouse over the HeldUp icon in the system tray at the lower right corner of the screen.

Press the left mouse button.
Move the mouse over the program you want HeldUp.
Release the left mouse button.
Steps to Un-Hold up the program:
Right click on the HeldUp icon in the system tray.
From the menu select ‘Stop holding up’.

Download
Drag & Drop the utility from the System Tray (systray) onto any software to bring the window to the top using HWND_TOPMOST. The window floats on top of other windows. Download Now
Free download 300kb
There is a free 20 day, fully functional, trial period, so you can decide if you like the program. Click here to download. The download is approximately 300kb and may take over 1 minute using a 56k modem
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Heldup is now FREE
If you used the software and found it helpful during the 20 day trial period, you can register it for free by clicking here.
You can now register Heldup for free by clicking here.
To register:
Right click on the HeldUp icon in the system tray.
From the menu select ‘Register HeldUp’.

From the Register dialog, click the ‘Register Now’ button.
Drag & Drop the utility from the System Tray (systray) onto any software to bring the window to the top using HWND_TOPMOST. The window floats on top of other windows.
This should open your web browser and bring you to the register web page. If this does not happen, you can click here.
Complete the opened web form making sure that your UserID and email is correct. Your application key will be generated from your UserID and emailed, so your application will not be completed if these fields are not correct.
When you receive your application key; open the Register dialog again and enter the new application key and press the OK button. If entered correctly the ‘Register HeldUp’ menu item will be grayed out and the register button will no longer appear in the About box.
acknowledgments
This software is redistributed using Jordan Russell’s Inno Setup. You can find more information on Inno Setup at http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php