Same as WinActivate except that it activates the bottommost (least recently active) matching window rather than the topmost.

WinActivateBottom [, WinTitle, WinText, ExcludeTitle, ExcludeText]



WinTitle The title or partial title of the target window (the matching behavior is determined by SetTitleMatchMode). To use a window class, specify ahk_class ExactClassName (shown by Window Spy). To use a process identifier (PID), specify ahk_pid %VarContainingPID%. To use a window group, specify ahk_group GroupName. To use a window's unique ID number, specify ahk_id %VarContainingID%. The search can be narrowed by specifying multiple criteria. For example: My File.txt ahk_class Notepad
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.



If there is only one matching window, WinActivateBottom behaves identically to WinActivate.

Window groups are more advanced than this command, so consider using them for more features and flexibility.

If the window is minimized, it is automatically restored prior to being activated.

Six attempts will be made to activate the target window over the course of 60ms. Thus, it is usually unnecessary to follow it with the WinWaitActive command.

Unlike WinActivate, the Last Found Window cannot be used because it might not be the bottommost window. Therefore, at least one of the parameters must be non-blank.

When a window is activated immediately after another window was activated, task bar buttons may start flashing on some systems (depending on OS and settings). To prevent this, use #WinActivateForce.

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



WinActivate, #WinActivateForce, SetTitleMatchMode, DetectHiddenWindows, IfWinExist, IfWinActive, WinWaitActive, WinWait, WinWaitClose, GroupActivate



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