Downloads of v 1.32.2:


Last Update:

26 Aug 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Elias Fotinis


deskpins pins windows ontop admin


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1.32.2 | Updated: 26 Aug 2020



Downloads of v 1.32.2:



Software Author(s):

  • Elias Fotinis

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DeskPins 1.32.2

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To install DeskPins, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade DeskPins, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall DeskPins, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade deskpins -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade deskpins -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure deskpins installed
    name: deskpins
    state: present
    version: 1.32.2
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'deskpins' do
  action    :install
  version  '1.32.2'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: deskpins,
    Version: 1.32.2,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller deskpins
   Name     = 'deskpins'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '1.32.2'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'deskpins':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '1.32.2',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install deskpins version="1.32.2" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 01 Sep 2020.


DeskPins is a lightweight Windows application that can force running programs to stay on top of others.
In essence a freeware tool that brings "Always on Top" functionality to any software solution on your computer,
DeskPins is very easy to use, creating so-called "pins" to keeps apps on top.
Once you launch it, DeskPins places an icon in the Windows System Tray that lets you instantly enable the
application and thus insert a new icon in the titlebar of every running process to help you keep it on top.

Программа для закрепления любого окна поверх всех остальных.

$packageName = 'deskpins'
$installerType = 'exe'
$url = ''
$silentArgs = '/S'

$checksum = '5A669C5723F8E1E6ADC328B3869A8955'

$checksumType = 'md5'
Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$silentArgs" "$url"  -Checksum "$checksum" -ChecksumType "$checksumType"

$packageName = 'deskpins'
$fileType = 'exe'
$silentArgs = '/S'
$osBitness = Get-ProcessorBits
if ($osBitness -eq 64) {
  $uninstallString = (Get-ItemProperty HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\DeskPins).UninstallString 
} else {
  $uninstallString = (Get-ItemProperty HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\DeskPins).UninstallString
if ($uninstallString -ne "") {
  Stop-Process -Name deskpins
  Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $fileType $silentArgs $uninstallString

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
DeskPins 1.32.1 2023 Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Approved
DeskPins 1.32 568 Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Approved

Version 1.32.2 - change Download URL

v1.32 — 2015.02.20:
Fixed inability to autopin windows of 64-bit processes.
Unlimited number of pins available.
Intelligent handling of various application types.
Powerful wildcard-based automatic pin support.
Global hotkeys.
Negligible system resources usage.

This package has no dependencies.

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