How to Cascade Opened Windows in Windows 10

In addition to the popular Aero Snap feature, Windows 10 supports a number of classic methods to re-arrange opened windows. These include the ability to cascade windows, show windows stacked and show windows side by side.

When you are using the Cascade windows option in Windows 10, all opened non-minimized windows will be overlapped on top of one another. Their title bars will remain visible, so you will be able to switch to any open window by clicking on its title bar. In a multimonitor configuration, this option changes the layout of windows only on the screen that they are visible on. Let's see how to use this feature.

To cascade windows in Windows 10, do the following.

  1. Minimize any open windows that you don't want to cascade. Minimized windows are ignored by this function.
  2. Right-click an empty area of the taskbar to open its context menu. Here is how it looks.Windows 10 Taskbar Context Menu
  3. In the third group of commands from top, you will see the option "Cascade windows". Click it.

This is an example of the cascaded window layout in Windows 10.Windows 10 Cascaded Windows

If you clicked this context menu item accidentally, there is a quick method to undo the layout. Right click the taskbar once again and select Undo Cascade windows from the context menu.Windows 10 Undo Cascade Windows

Besides the classic options, you can use a number of modern window management options in Windows 10. See the following articles.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

5 thoughts on “How to Cascade Opened Windows in Windows 10”

  1. “Minimized windows are ignored by this function.”
    Are you kidding me?! WHY?!!!! That was the number one way I used it what in the ever loving hell outside of utter laziness and incompetence would they remove such a basic feature for? Are these people utterly brain dead?

  2. I hate the creators of Windows 10 with every fiber of my being. They are grossly incompetent, lazy, stupid, worthless beings.

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