Same as WinActivate except that it activates the bottommost matching window rather than the topmost.

WinActivateBottom WinTitle, WinText, ExcludeTitle, ExcludeText



Type: String, Integer or Object

A window title or other criteria identifying the target window. See WinTitle.


Type: String

If present, this parameter must be a substring from a single text element of the target window (as revealed by the included Window Spy utility). Hidden text elements are detected if DetectHiddenText is ON.


Type: String

Windows whose titles include this value will not be considered.


Type: String

Windows whose text include this value will not be considered.


The bottommost window is typically the one least recently used, except when windows have been reordered, such as with WinMoveBottom.

If there is only one matching window, WinActivateBottom behaves identically to WinActivate.

Window groups are more advanced than this function, so consider using them for more features and flexibility.

If the window is minimized and inactive, it is automatically restored prior to being activated. If WinTitle is the letter "A" and the other parameters are omitted, the active window is restored. The window is restored even if it was already active.

Six attempts will be made to activate the target window over the course of 60ms. Thus, it is usually unnecessary to follow it with the WinWaitActive function.

Unlike WinActivate, the Last Found Window cannot be used because it might not be the bottommost window. Therefore, at least one of the parameters must be non-blank.

When a window is activated immediately after another window was activated, task bar buttons may start flashing on some systems (depending on OS and settings). To prevent this, use #WinActivateForce.

Window titles and text are case sensitive. Hidden windows are not detected unless DetectHiddenWindows has been turned on.


WinActivate, #WinActivateForce, SetTitleMatchMode, DetectHiddenWindows, WinExist, WinActive, WinWaitActive, WinWait, WinWaitClose, GroupActivate


#1: This hotkey allows you to visit all open browser windows in order from oldest to newest:

    SetTitleMatchMode 2
    WinActivateBottom "- Microsoft Internet Explorer"