Hides the specified window.

WinHide , WinTitle, WinText, ExcludeTitle, ExcludeText


WinTitle, WinText, ExcludeTitle, ExcludeText

If each of these is blank or omitted, the Last Found Window will be used. Otherwise, specify for WinTitle a window title or other criteria to identify the target window and/or for WinText a substring from a single text element of the target window (as revealed by the included Window Spy utility).

ExcludeTitle and ExcludeText can be used to exclude one or more windows by their title or text. Their specification is similar to WinTitle and WinText, except that ExcludeTitle does not recognize any criteria other than the window title.

Window titles and text are case-sensitive. By default, hidden windows are not detected and hidden text elements are detected, unless changed with DetectHiddenWindows and DetectHiddenText. By default, a window title must start with the specified WinTitle or ExcludeTitle to be a match, unless changed with SetTitleMatchMode.


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.

WinShow, SetTitleMatchMode, DetectHiddenWindows, Last Found Window, WinSet


Opens Notepad, waits until it exists, hides it for a short time and unhides it.

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

Temporarily hides the taskbar.

WinHide ahk_class Shell_TrayWnd
Sleep 1000
WinShow ahk_class Shell_TrayWnd