Is there a direct shortcut for maximizing/minimizing/restoring current window in Windows (10)?
I know I can press Alt+Space and then use the arrows to navigate and select, but I looking for a direct shortcut.
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From Help Docs on Keyboard shortcuts in Windows:
|Win+D||Display the desktop.|
|Win+M||Minimize all windows.|
|Win+Shift+M||Restore minimized windows to the desktop.|
|Win+↑||Maximize the window.|
|Win+←||Maximize the window to the left side of the screen.|
|Win+→||Maximize the window to the right side of the screen.|
|Win+↓||Minimize the window.|
|Win+Home||Minimize all but the active window.|
|Win+Shift+↑||Stretch the window to the top and bottom of the screen.|
In short, this is the script (you need ahk) - just save it as an
.ahk file and put it in the startup folder (open it with
shell:startup from the
;=========================================================; ; WINDOWS KEY + Alt + Down -- Minimizies Active window ;=========================================================; ; instead of "Restore Down" for Win+Down #!Down::WinMinimize, A
For more details, go to the referred answer.
If you are using Powertoys Fancyzones, you have to set the setting PowerToys->FancyZones->Override Windows Snap->"Move windows based on: Zone index" to be able to maximize/minimize using
There is an open feature request to be able to maximize while using the setting "Move windows based on: Relative Position".
Win+Shift+M (shown above, as "Restore minimized windows to the desktop.") is in Windows 11 only. The other listed shortcuts work in Windows 10, and likely older versions of Windows as well.
I would appropriately share that info as a comment on the near-perfect answer above . . . but I just need another 49 pts / 490 years seeing as how I've been on stack intermittently for 10, now. Just thank me for not complaining until today, and for never having spammed the forum with questions that have already been answered 500 times.