Unminimizes or unmaximizes the specified window if it is minimized or maximized.

WinRestore , WinTitle, WinText, ExcludeTitle, ExcludeText



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


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.


Windows whose titles include this value will not be considered.


Windows whose text include this value will not be considered.


If a particular type of window does not respond correctly to WinRestore, try using the following instead:

PostMessage, 0x0112, 0xF120,,, WinTitle, WinText  ; 0x0112 = WM_SYSCOMMAND, 0xF120 = SC_RESTORE

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.

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

WinMinimize, WinMaximize


Unminimizes or unmaximizes Notepad if it is minimized or maximized.

WinRestore, Untitled - Notepad