Visibility: Visibility: On-Top and Auto-Hide
The User Interface > Visibility: On-Top and Auto-Hide
ClipMate Classic, Explorer, and the auxiliary floating editor can all be displayed in 3 modes - "always on-top", "auto-hide", or "normal". These can be toggled with the View menu, the "system menu" in the upper-left corner of the window, or if you're using "skins", there will be a 4th button on the titlebar, for the purpose of setting the visibility.
These modes all dictate how the window will react when ClipMate loses focus. i.e. when you switch focus to another application. Sometimes you want ClipMate to remain on top of other windows. Sometimes you want it to go away completely. Or you may want it to behave like any other program, and sit on the desktop, obscured by any other foreground window that overlaps or obscures it.
Note that each window will retain its own setting. Be careful with Explorer, because due to its size, you can sometimes obscure message boxes and dialogs.
Transparency: The Transparency setting, which is available from the System Menu and the View menu, lets other windows show through the ClipMate window, when ClipMate is set to "always on top". It uses a technique known as "alpha blending" and is only available on later versions of Windows, including 2000 and XP, provided that your drivers support it.
Take a look at the first button in each of these screenshots from the "longhorn" skin: