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

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

Window groups are more advanced than this function, 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 function.

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 case sensitive. Hidden windows are not detected unless DetectHiddenWindows has been turned on.


WinActivate, #WinActivateForce, SetTitleMatchMode, DetectHiddenWindows, WinExist, WinActive, WinWaitActive, WinWait, WinWaitClose, GroupActivate


; This hotkey allows you to visit all open browser windows in order from oldest to newest:
SetTitleMatchMode 2
WinActivateBottom "- Microsoft Internet Explorer"