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Title says it: Is there a way to hide MS windows windows from within Emacs?

What I would like to do is create a function to:

  1. Hide all windows including Emacs
  2. Restore Emacs
  3. Restore SumatraPDF (which shows the PDF I'm working on)
  4. Show windows side-by-side (windows)

Any ideas?

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closed as off topic by lockstep, Seamus, yo', Marco Daniel, Paulo Cereda Aug 23 '12 at 11:23

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This looks off-topic for use: while some TeX-related Emacs questions fit best here, this looks like something for SuperUser. Unless there is a strong reason not to, I will ask about migration. – Joseph Wright Aug 23 '12 at 11:21
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The answer is Autohotkey. It can manipulate windows and much more.

When you create a script with Authotkey which does what you want then you can call the script from emacs.

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