Mac OS X : Set Help Window So It Is Not Always On Top

Mac Tips For iOS Developers

I don’t recall in which release of OS X Apple decided it was a good idea to always keep help windows in front. What I do know is that I find this change anything but intuitive.

Good news is, you can change the default setting so a help window is treated like any other, allowing you to move between applications and windows without having to close a help window first.

From a terminal run the following command:

defaults write com.apple.helpviewer DevMode -bool true

  1. Yes! Thank you for this one. Another annoyance done away with.

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