Set Window Order


Set Window Order places a window as the top most window or sends it to the bottom of the list of windows open on the screen.



Script Editor > Expand Windows/Programs Category > Set Window Order



Select a window

First choose the window to order. Select from the current window or specific window options.


Current Window

Current Window refers to the window that has focus when the Set Window Order command is run in the macro.


Specific Window

Enter the title of the specific window or click on the Browse button to see a list of all windows currently running. Select the window to insert the title in the edit box.


Exact Match

This requires that the window name entered matches exactly with the name of the window waiting to receive focus. For example, if listing Notepad as the window name, but the actual window title is Notepad - Untitled, then the macro would not wait.


Partial Match

The Partial Match option does not require an exact window title match. For example, if waiting for a notepad window, inserting "notepad" or "notep" as the window title will find the window. This is particularly useful as some Window Titles change based on whether a given file is open. Case sensitivity is not required. For example, "NOTepad" will work as well as "notepad".


Contains wildcards

Select this option if a wildcard is included in the window title name. A wildcard uses the " * " or " ? " characters in the title to expand the possibilities of a match. These are similar to the wildcards used in Windows for searches.



Place the window

After selecting the window, now choose the window order.


Always on top

This option sets the window so that it is always on top. If other windows are opened, the window selected still displays on top of all others.


Remove topmost status and place on top

If the window was previously set to always be on top, this option removes the always on top status and leaves the window on top of all others.


Otherwise this option places the window on top of all others, but does not set the always on top status.


Place on bottom

Place on Bottom sends the window to the bottom of the list of windows open on the computer.