How to always open the last open window of minimized applications in the taskbar

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How to always open the last open window of minimized applications in the taskbar


Know this simple trick to always open the last open window instead of the list of minimized applications from the taskbar

As we open applications on our desktop, they are minimized in the taskbar so that with a single click we can switch from one to another quickly. In previous versions of Windows, when we had several instances or open windows of the same application, different icons appeared in the taskbar, which made it difficult to find the one we were looking for. In Windows 10 when we have several windows of the same application open, they are grouped under a single icon in the taskbar. This means that to open a specific window, we have to click on the icon in the taskbar and then choose the one we want to open. Next, we will show a trick to always open the last open window, instead of the list of minimized applications, from the taskbar.

It is true that as Windows 10 organizes open windows, everything is much more organized, but if we want to have the last window of an application always at hand, we will have to follow the steps shown below. In this way, a simple click on the Windows file browser icon, for example, will always automatically open the last browser window we have used.

So you can always open the last open window, instead of the list of minimized applications, from the taskbar

To achieve this, we will have to make a small change in the registry, therefore, it is It is advisable to make a backup copy of the Windows 10 registry or create a system restore point.

Once this is done, we open the Windows registry and navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ Advanced path. Now, the next thing we have to do is create a new 32-bit DWORD value under the Advanced key. To do this, we right-click on the panel on the right and select the New> 23-bit DWORD Value option. We give it the name LastAtiveClick and set its value once created in 1 .

After performing this, we have to close the Windows registry and restart the computer so that the changes are applied correctly. Now, we can test how when you click on the icon of one of the minimized applications in the taskbar, the last active or the last one we have been using opens automatically.

If at any time we want to deactivate this function, just follow the steps indicated above and delete the registry value we have created or change its value to 0 and restart the system.







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