WinHide

Hides the specified window.

WinHide WinTitle, WinText, ExcludeTitle, ExcludeText

Parameters

WinTitle

Type: String, Integer or Object

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

WinText

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.

ExcludeTitle

Type: String

Windows whose titles include this value will not be considered.

ExcludeText

Type: String

Windows whose text include this value will not be considered.

Error Handling

An exception is thrown if the window could not be found, except if the group mode is used.

Remarks

Use WinShow to unhide a hidden window (DetectHiddenWindows can be either On or Off to do this).

This function operates only upon the topmost matching window except when WinTitle is ahk_group GroupName, in which case all windows in the group are affected.

The Explorer taskbar may be hidden/shown as follows:

WinHide "ahk_class Shell_TrayWnd"
WinShow "ahk_class Shell_TrayWnd"

Related

WinShow, SetTitleMatchMode, DetectHiddenWindows, Last Found Window, Win functions

Examples

#1

Run "notepad.exe"
WinWait "Untitled - Notepad"
Sleep 500
WinHide ; use the window found above
Sleep 1000
WinShow