Hello lovely people 🙂
This time, out computer repairs blog is about bringing misplaced off-screen windows back to your desktop.
Have you ever hooked your laptop up to a secondary monitor and forgotten to move the window back to the primary desktop before you have disconnected.
You can still see the application in the taskbar and the app is still running, you just cannot see it on the screen – because the app thinks it is still running (and showing) on the second screen. Nothing seems to help, you try to right click on it, use move but the window does not cooperate and you are forced to shut down and reboot. And you feel like a total fool to boot! ( pun intended)
Do not despair! There is a very simple trick to get around this. First, make sure you have clicked on it once to bring it into sight, or alt-tabbed to the window. Now, right click on the taskbar and choose *move*
You’ll notice that while your cursor has changed to the *move* cursor you still can’t move a thing.
Simply hit any of the arrow keys (up, down left, right) move your mouse and the window should *pop* back onto your screen.
For those of you who really know your way around a keyboard you can just alt-tab to the window, use alt-space and then M then the arrow key and move your mouse.
It’s surprising how many people are unaware of this trick which should work with all versions of Windows.
You can also right-click on the taskbar and choose to Cascade your open windows, which will often help bring the windows back onto the screen.
Now you can impress everyone in the office with your computer repairs skills. 😉
Over and out