On Windows 10, without snapping a window left or right, Windows key + Down minimizes a window.

How do I create a hotkey that will minimize a window when the window is snapped?

Clarifications: I need a global hotkey for any window of any program, like Chrome, File Explorer, etc... after a window has been snapped by dragging it with the mouse or using Windows key + Right/Left

  • @MátéJuhász Ty, I've posted an answer. Just a little correction: It's actually Alt+Space and N (at least in Windows 10) :)
    – ntrch
    Aug 9, 2018 at 16:14
  • @MátéJuhász Alt+Space and M is "Move".
    – ntrch
    Aug 9, 2018 at 16:15

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There already is a trick for it, no need for a new shortcut:

WHEN THE WINDOW IS SNAPPED TO THE SIDE, AND IN FOCUS - Windows key + Down, then Windows key + Down again will minimize it.

The first shortcut will snap the window to a quadrant, the second one will actually minimize it.

Windows key + Up or Alt + Tab will bring it back up (in its last position and size).

EDIT: Also, like MátéJuhász said, Alt+Space and N will do the same, without the quadrant bit.

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