Method to Minimize/Maximize/Hide Operating System Windows According to a Tagging System
Publication Date: 2010-Apr-27
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The following article describes a Method to Minimize/Maximize/Hide Operating System Windows According to a Tagging System
Method to Minimize
/Hide Operating System Windows According to a
User associates a keyword or "tag" with a window
How to initiate the Association:
Right click on title bar
Double click on the title bar
right click or double click on the item in the Task Bar
A new button could be added to the title bar to indicate "Add Tag"
Place cursor over title bar and begin typing the keyword/tag
User wishes to hide all of the active windows other those associated with a given tag.
How to initiate the Hide/minimize/maximize:
Windows Key > M (this currently minimizes or maximizes all windows). Then begin
typing the keyword. Press Enter.
User begins typing the keyword. As items that don't match the stroke
combination are found, they are minimized.
Ex. 5 windows are tagged with:
D: work, fish
User beings typing "w". Windows A and B are minimized since they do not have a tag that begins with w. User then types: "e".
Now the total keyword
typed is "we". Since windows C and D don't have a keyword with a "we" combination they are minimized leaving only window E.
Any other key stroke combination
All of the windows not tagged with the keyword are hidden or made active (depending on