OneNote 2016 Desktop (O.N.) version (and perhaps other versions - I have it installed on Windows 10x64) allows you to dock a window. Pressing "Dock to Desktop" in the View menu does the following. The O.N. section window is moved to either the left or right side of the screen, giving it a certain pixel width (this is presumably based on the last place you placed or resized the dock to).

In order of importance, the docked window also has these features:

  1. In other (non-docked) windows, if you press their respective maximize button, their respective window will cover only the section of the screen outside of the dock.

  2. It is always on top

  3. Its width can be adjusted with the mouse

  4. It can be dragged to change screen sides or moved to another monitor

I am seeking software that can do this with any type of window (web browsers etc.) and not just OneNote (however it would seem that you choose one window per monitor side to dock, so if you have 2 monitors, max of 4 docked windows, that is left and right of both monitors).

There are plenty of programs that allow you to arrange your windows in certain ways (DisplayFusion, AquaSnap, WinSplit) and there are Windows keys to snap them , but I am specifically seeking this "Dock Window" function that includes the above especially with feature 1.

  • You could probably customize this behavior with Gridmove autohotkey program. Since this is such a niche requirement I don't know if there would be a ready made solution.
    – Vijay
    Commented Oct 24, 2018 at 7:39
  • Did anyone ever did have a good answer for this question? I do not believe this is a niche use case at all, especially with wider monitors becoming more and more available. The ability to have a window docked to a part of the screen such that other windows cannot go behind it or in front of it is very useful.
    – T.Sar
    Commented Jan 30, 2022 at 3:14


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