WinHide

Hides the specified window.

WinHide [, WinTitle, WinText, ExcludeTitle, ExcludeText]

Parameters

WinTitle

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

WinText

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

Windows whose titles include this value will not be considered.

ExcludeText

Windows whose text include this value will not be considered.

Remarks

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

This command 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, WinSet

Example

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