Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

Ever try to study a photo or transcribe a document, but find yourself having to toggle back & forth between the image and your notepad/blog/genealogy program?

A pain in the backside, ain’t it?

I found a very simple and free solution to this problem.

This morning, I was trying to transcribe the information from some of my Mom’s documents into my RootsMagic database source citations. I had several windows and programs open as I researched these documents. I was getting pretty annoyed, having to toggle back to the document in question and getting lost among all the open pages and programs.

Why can’t I have that document “always on top” on the desktop?

So I Googled my question and this is what I found:


See that red circle and the little stick pin inside? Here it is in action:


Just click on the stick pin and that image will stay on top of your desktop. Click it again to disable the pin.

How simple is that! It works with images and other programs, too, such as Evernote and Paint Shop Pro. 4t Tray Minimizer is a free download recommended by, one of my favorite tech sites. Check it out!


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