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How to open an app's window on top of all others in Swift?

question macOS swift
Ram Patra Published on August 6, 2020
SDK - macOS 10.0+

You can open your app’s window on top of all other open application windows with the below code:

windowController?.showWindow(self)
NSApp.activate(ignoringOtherApps: true)

For example, in my app––Presentify––when you click on ‘Preferences’, the Settings window opens up on top of all other applications. With just windowController?.showWindow(self), the window would open fine, but it won’t be visible to the user if other apps are open.

Ram Patra Published on August 6, 2020
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