Quicktime "Float On Top" or "Always on Top"

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  1. tweek

    tweek Well-Known Member

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    is there any way to put quicktime "float on top" or always on top"? I'm ready to ditch VLC and use Quicktime to play xvid videos cause the dang thing keeps on a crashing.
     
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    I know you're probably looking for an Apple Native feature but sadly, it does not exist (at least to my knowledge).

    However, there is a (free) third-party application which I use to keep certain windows on top (like download windows). It's called Afloat and you can find it at Macupdate (or VersionTracker whichever you use).
     
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    Nice! I can use this. :) Thanks webmikey!
     
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    who knows how to use afloat? i tried it, and it doesn't work. can someone help me out? thanks :)
     
  5. just bry

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    install afloat and it'll be installed as a plug-in,

    go to system preference and make sure it is enabled

    after checking go to the windows of the application you wanted to keep a float, then on the taskbar menu go to Windows tab, there you will see the afloat preferences =)

    btw you look pretty in yellow.. =)

    (naka namang hirit nanaman yan, napaghahalata)
     
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    wahh.. still won't work. i dont get it. where can i see the afloat preferences?
     
  7. maryannemoll

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    Open a Quicktime movie. Click "Window" on the Menu Bar You should see the words "Keep Afloat" in the menu that drops down. Click that and it will make the Quicktime window float on top of everything else.
     
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  8. Alysh

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    does it work only with quicktime?
     
  9. batotoy

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    Afloat is a Cocoa plug-in that adds "Keep Floating" (always on top) and "Make Transparent" commands for all windows in all Cocoa applications of Mac OS X.
     
  10. just bry

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    unfortunately it doesnt work on some applications, that includes itunes, and firefox
     
  11. Kryptonian

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    Hi all, just want to ask what are the other options in making quicktime X in snow leopard 'float' or make 'always on top'?

    Right now aFloat is incompatible with snow leopard. Thanks in advance
     

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