Windows 10: restore all minimize windows, shortcut not working

  1.    12 Feb 2018 #1

    restore all minimize windows, shortcut not working


    After doing "win d" to show the desktop, I want to restore all the windows.

    The key is supposed to be "win shift m", but it does not work.

    How can I restore all minimized windows using a shortcut ?

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  2.    12 Feb 2018 #2

    win shift m and win d both work on mine to restore all minimised windows- that's just pressing the keys.

    Are you saying that if you press win shift m nothing happens? Has it been reassigned perhaps?

    You could create a shortcut to a script (autohotkey e.g.) that 'Sends' Win Shift m.
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  3.    12 Feb 2018 #3

    Not reassigned.

    "win shift m" is not working on both of my Win 10 pc.

    "win d" works, but for all windows.

    If I only minimize 2 windows, I want to use "win shift m" to bring back those 2 windows.
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  4.    12 Feb 2018 #4

    I notice "win shift m" sometimes works after a "win d".
    But it always fail to work after minimizing some windows one by one.

    For exemple : minimizing notepad, then hit "win shift m" : nothing happens.
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       12 Feb 2018 #5

    Similar to the OP, on both my pc's, after doing "win + d" to show the desktop, the "win + shift + m" does not restore the windows that were present before.

    If however I have 2 windows on my desktop open for example and I press 'win + m', both are minimized and 'win + shift + m' will restore only those two consistently.

    Not sure if that is the solution you were looking for.

    Of note: I found it's critical to press the "win" + "shift" down well before the the "m" otherwise it appears to wipe out the memory of what it just minimized and any subsequent "win + shift + m" does nothing.

    Also worth noting, I do have Autohotkeys running in the background but no "win" keys have ever been programmed.
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  6.    13 Feb 2018 #6

    trogne said: View Post
    I notice "win shift m" sometimes works after a "win d".
    But it always fail to work after minimizing some windows one by one.

    For exemple : minimizing notepad, then hit "win shift m" : nothing happens.
    Agreed.. (I tried it previously after Win D to minimise all). Not one I've been in the habit of using.
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  7.    13 Feb 2018 #7

    I know understand.

    "win shift m" cannot be used to restore all minimized windows.

    "win m" is minimizing all windows. Then "win shift m" will restore them.

    So I don't see the difference between "win m" and "win d".

    So it seems not possible to only minimize some windows (not all), and do a shortcut to restore all of them.
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