Simply put: Is there any way to make chrome app windows have the always on top button when right clicking them?

I am using xubuntu 14.04, and google-chrome dev. Selecting 'use system title bar and borders' just makes the sub window not have a title bar, and the default chrome title bar doesn't have the option.

I'm also not 100% sure that it is the chrome app window linked - it's just a live-feed kind of dialog launched by a javascript function on the web page.

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Just focus chrome app window and type Alt+Space to open a window menu options and select Always on top

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    This worked beautifully on Ubuntu 20.04
    – Danish
    Jun 2, 2020 at 15:24
  • Best answer never ever
    – Freddy
    Jan 4, 2021 at 22:47
  • thank you berry much!! Aug 20, 2021 at 3:35
  • alt+space does nothing for me on ubuntu 22
    – Nathan B
    May 21 at 11:51

I think it is a two step process. 1) Make chrome not full screen and then click use system title bar and borders. 2) On the top part of the bar that was just amended with your last option change (the part above the tabs) right click and select always on top.

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    Upon further inspection, you're right. It looks like the app window needed to be reopened for it to work properly. Once it was reopened (with system bars on) it worked just fine
    – Mitch
    Jun 16, 2014 at 20:57
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    Wait, no it doesn't work. Now all chrome windows are 'always on top' which is not the desired behavior
    – Mitch
    Jun 16, 2014 at 21:00
  • @Musher That was useful to me. Now, I use Firefox for what I want to be at the bottom and Chrome for what I want to be on the top. Jan 14, 2016 at 10:43

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