Daily Archives: 8 October 2023

How to Keep Firefox Windows on Top in Ubuntu 18.04LTS and Newer

If you’re a frequent user of Mozilla Firefox on Ubuntu 18.04LTS or newer versions (tested up to Ubuntu Desktop 22.04LTS and 23.04), you might have encountered situations where you wished you could keep your Firefox window on top of all other open applications. This can be particularly useful when you want to reference information from a web page while working on other tasks. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the steps to set Firefox windows on top using native GNOME features.

Gnome has a built-in feature that lets you keep any window on top of others. Here’s how to do it with Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox: Launch Firefox by clicking on its icon in the Ubuntu application launcher or by pressing Super (Windows key) and searching for “Firefox.”
  2. Open the webpage you want to keep on top.
  3. While holding down the Super (Windows key), Right-click on the Firefox application.
  4. The usual menu with the options to manage the window will appear. Select the option “Always on top”.

Please note that the “Always on top” option will appear grayed out if your window is maximized.