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Tech Tip Wednesday – Moving Windows that are off screen

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This post is a little tip that I’ve picked up and used many many times on my windows machines. Over the years, on occasion, I’ve had windows open up off the visual desktop. They open up somewhere off the top of the screen or bottom.

This makes it really awkward as you can’t get your mouse on them to reposition them. However, this tip will show you how to do just that.

How to get those windows back on the screen

Ok, so the first thing you need to do is select the window you want to reposition. Now, this may be easy or not. If it’s in the taskbar at the bottom of the screen then you can simply select it. However, in many cases it’s not so you’re going to have to use the ALT + TAB keys to scroll through all open windows until you reach the one you want.

So, now that you have the window you need to reposition selected, press ALT + Space keys on the keyboard to open the specific windows menu. Next press the M key which will select the move option.

Move Window Menu

Move Window Menu

Now you can use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move the window around. Move it into your screen and press enter to place it down.

It’s that simple. Simply move the window to your visual desktop and then you can use your mouse to move it around. This has been something I have used many many times, I’d say often more than once each week.

Is this useful?

So, is this useful? Have you had this happen to you? Why not leave a comment below if it has, or if you have any other issue or tip you would like to chat about.

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