Cannot reopen postman after minimizing window in Window

I’ve encountered an issue recently, and I’m not sure if it’s related to the operating system or Postman. This problem occurred when I used two monitors in extended mode. Sometimes, when I minimize the Postman window, I cannot reopen it. I’ve tried clicking the icon on the taskbar, using the shortcut Alt+Tab, and even closing Postman and reopening it, but it’s still not working. The only way to fix this is by unplugging the second monitor or changing the display to one monitor or duplicating it, then reopening Postman, and finally changing the display mode back to extended. However, after a while, the error returns. This is so annoying. Has anyone else experienced the same issue?

I’m using Windows 11 Home version 23H2 (OS build 22631.3155).

Thanks in advance

Hi @orbital-module-saga8. Welcome to the Postman Community?

Does this happen with only Postman or you experience this with other applications as well?

This could be related to how the application’s window positioning is managed by the operating system, rather than a problem with Postman itself

Hi, it only happens with Postman, all other apps don’t get the same issue. The error only started occurring about over a month ago, I think some OS updates cause conflicts with Postman.

@orbital-module-saga8 I managed to get around this problem by clicking Postman window active (from toolbar) and then Shift+WindowsKey+Left Arrow Key (seems to be working with Right arrow key also). It is the command to move active window from one screen to another. I don’t know where Postman disappears, but this way I managed to get it back. Doesn’t remove the issue, but atleast I don’t have to relaunch Postman every time I minimize it.


Hello everyone, exactly the same thing happens to me, I use 2 monitors equally and I can’t open postman again once it has been minimized.

I’m using Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (OS build 22631.3235), Postman v10.23.8

Thank you. Your solution worked. I just tried to reproduce this issue. It seems to occur more often when the Postman window is open on the second monitor (although the first monitor sometimes experiences the issue, but less frequently)

This issue is also happening on my system. It affects my productivity. @gbadebo-bello Can you please take a look into to fix it.? Thanks.

Postman for Windows Version - 10.23.8
UI version - 10.23.8-ui-240226-0504
Desktop platform version -10.23.5
Architecture - x64

|OS Name|Microsoft Windows 11 Pro||—|—|
|Version|10.0.22631 Build 22631|

I got the same bug with follow environment.

  • Postman v10.23.8
  • Windows [Version 10.0.22621.3007]
  • 2 Monitors

Hi Everyone!

We’re aware of this issue and are working on a fix. This fix will be rolled out VERY SOON.

For additional context, this is why you’re experiencing this issue, and you can keep track of updates here.

We’re working on it!

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** UPDATE **

This issue has been fixed and rolled out in our latest release. Please update your Postman applications to continue enjoying a seamless experience working with Postman.

Follow this guide on our learning center to learn more about updating your application, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions. Thank you for being so patient!

Thx @research-specialist4 , your trick helps. But issue still exists, and must be fixed

Thank you for fast support, fix and nice tool. :smiley:

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Thank you for using Postman!

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