WinShow

Unhides the specified window.

WinShow [, 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

By default, WinShow is the only command that can always detect hidden windows. Other commands can detect them only if DetectHiddenWindows has been turned on.

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.

Related

WinHide, SetTitleMatchMode, DetectHiddenWindows, Last Found Window

Example

Run, notepad.exe
WinWait, Untitled - Notepad
Sleep, 500
WinHide  ; Because its parameter is omitted, it uses the window found above.
Sleep, 1000
WinShow