closing or restoring windows all at once

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harryray2
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closing or restoring windows all at once

Post by harryray2 » Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:16 pm

Everything 1.5

My question sort of relates to this:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=10682

If I've closed or minimised several windows can I restore them all and also close or minimise them all at once?

If I've minimised them, I can restore them one by one, although sometimes I would like to restore them all at once, but if they are hidden I can't see a way of restoring them either individually or at once.

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Re: closing or restoring windows all at once

Post by raccoon » Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:45 pm

You can use the AutoHotkey scripting engine to hide/show groups of windows all at once, and bind that to a hotkey combination.

https://www.autohotkey.com/docs/command ... tivate.htm

harryray2
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Re: closing or restoring windows all at once

Post by harryray2 » Fri Oct 22, 2021 8:00 pm

Thanks, I'll take a look. There doesn't seem to be a way to do it in everything.

Ideally, I would have liked some sort of context menu entry along the lines of open all and close all as I mainly use my mouse.

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Re: closing or restoring windows all at once

Post by NotNull » Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:01 am

That is Windows functionality as Windows manages .. the windows:

SHIFT+right-click the Everything icon in the taskbar and choose thye relevant option.



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harryray2
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Re: closing or restoring windows all at once

Post by harryray2 » Sat Oct 23, 2021 5:18 am

Thanks, I forgot about that...Shame it can't just be done with the mouse alone.
although it doesn't work on Everything if the windows are hidden, only minimised.

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Re: closing or restoring windows all at once

Post by harryray2 » Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:21 am

@Raccoon, I've just started ploughing through autohotkey to get an idea of how it works but in the meantime I've managed to find a solution for the windows and shift key problems by writing some batch files with Nircmd.

I'm now going to try and find a way of incorporating commands in the context menu without having to use the shift key.

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Re: closing or restoring windows all at once

Post by therube » Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:28 pm

batch files with Nircmd
Care to post?

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