Unhides the specified window.

WinShow , 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.


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.

WinHide, SetTitleMatchMode, DetectHiddenWindows, Last Found Window


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.