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Windows 7: Bring to front all windows for a certain application

20 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Pro
Bring to front all windows for a certain application

Hello, trying to find some key+click combination to bring all windows for a given application to the top of z-order. For example, I have several Putty terminal windows open in the stacked taskbar icon and I want to display all of them, not just the last used. The only work-around I have found so far is to shift+right-click and "minimize all windows" followed by "restore all windows". Any simpler way to do this?

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19 Oct 2011   #2

Win7 Pro 64

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Completely surprised that this has received no response in almost two years (698 days). Are droidix and I the only Win7 users who use more than one window of the same application and would like to bring them all to front at once?.

Without even going into third party applications - what if you just want to open two or more explorer windows to copy files from folder to folder? Win7 has given us new "side-by-side" and "stacked" window arrangements that help with this but as soon another application covers these it take many mouse clicks and/or key combinations to display them all again.

Hey Microsoft! Please add a "bring group to front" context menu command to the taskbar! <-- this will probably fall on deaf ears so if there are any third party developers out there that can do this I would gladly pay for the application, could be your road to riches.
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24 Apr 2012   #3

windows 7 Professional

I found a way to bring all windows of an application to the front.... Not an elegant solution, but it might help you...
Mouse over the application in task bar, press down the Ctrl while clicking. Each click will bring one window to the front.
If you have 3 windows, click 3 times.
This is not a one-click solution, but at least you can open multiple windows without moving mouse all the time.

Hope this helps
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