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    [Feature request] Ability to turn off "always on top"

    Hi,

    All specialized editors of the Unreal Engine Editor (Blueprint editor, Material editor...) are always on top of the main editor's window and this makes it impossible to alt-tab to the main window while another one is still open (on a single monitor setup of course).

    This slows down the workflow, as I have to do one of these things:
    1. Close the blueprint editor window, then when I need to edit the blueprint again, I have to find the asset in the content browser and reopen it.
    2. Resize the blueprint window, move it off to to the side and try to use the main window which is half covered up.
    3. Move the blueprint editor off the screen temporarily and still have the main window partially covered up.
    4. Minimize the blueprint window by clicking it's icon in the taskbar and maximize it in the same manner
    5. Tab the blueprint editor in the main editor's window and click on the tab which I want to open.

    The last option is the best one, but it's still worse than alt-tabbing as it's much easier to press two buttons on the keyboard than to have to move my mouse over the whole screen (and desk) just to switch editors.

    I heard that you already plan to implement browser like shortcuts for switching tabs, but I would like to request making alt-tabbing through windows also possible, while not losing the ability to drag and drop stuff between windows.

    #2
    Bump. It's 2017 now and I can ctrl-tab between editor windows, including the main UE window. HOWEVER the main window still stays behind blueprint editor window. Please make this an option. Thanks.

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      #3
      Bump. It's still 2017 and I'd love that feature as well.

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        #4
        You can dock windows to the 'base window', and then use Ctrl-Tab within each section iirc.....
        But this is where multiple monitors are arguably an absolute must for UE4 unlike Unity/UDK.
        Last edited by UnrealEnterprise; 11-09-2017, 10:17 PM.

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          #5
          Just one month remains to 2020. I'm suffering about this, too. I always spend time to search about this, but I couldn't see yet. Somebody please help me.

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            #6
            It is now 2020. It would make things so much easier to work with on medium-sized displays if we at least had the option of turning off the "always on top" behaviour. Pretty please?

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              #7
              Please please please add this feature someone. This is the single most important source of frustration for me as well. it just annoys me if programs have hard coded features like this that are unconventional... If only ue4 was opensource...

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                #8
                I believe I was able to resolve this issue mostly in https://github.com/EpicGames/UnrealEngine/pull/6250 , however there might be a slight issue that I haven't had time yet to investigate (I might be able to do that this week though).

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