Win Wizard

  • Author: Oriol Gómez, Łukasz Golonka, current maintenance by Jakub Lukowicz
  • NVDA compatibility: 2019.3 and beyond
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This add-on allows you to perform some operations on the focused window or the process associated with it. When killing a process, or showing / hiding a window a confirmation beep is played when the action succeeds. If you find this annoying you can disable these beeps in the Win Wizard's settings panel available from NVDA's settings dialog.

Keyboard commands:

All these commands can be remapped from the Input gestures dialog in the Win Wizard category.

Hiding and showing hidden windows:

  • NVDA+Windows+numbers from 1 to 0 - hides currently focused window in the slot corresponding to the pressed number
  • NVDA+Windows+left arrow - moves to the previous stack of hidden windows.
  • NVDA+Windows+right arrow - moves to the next stack of hidden windows.
  • Windows+Shift+h - hides the currently focused window in the first available slot
  • NVDA+Windows+h - shows the last hidden window
  • Windows+Shift+l - shows the list of all hidden windows grouped by the stacks (please note that by default last hidden window is selected)

Managing processes:

  • Windows+F4 - kills the process associated with the currently focused window
  • NVDA+Windows+p - opens dialog allowing you to set priority of the process associated with the currently focused window

Miscellaneous commands:

  • NVDA+Windows+TAB - switches between top level windows of the current program (useful in foobar2000, Back4Sure etc.)
  • CTRL+ALT+T - allows you to change title of the currently focused program


Changes for 5.0.6:

  • Compatibility with NVDA 2024.1
  • Update translations

Changes for 5.0.5:

  • Compatibility with NVDA 2023.2
  • Update translations

Changes for 5.0.4:

  • Compatibility with NVDA 2022.1
  • It is now possible to disable confirmation beeps in the add-ons settings panel
  • Update translations

Changes for 5.0.3:

  • Compatibility with NVDA 2021.1

Changes for 5.0.2:

  • First release available from the add-ons website