Last Updated: December 26, 2018
· scichelli

Multi-monitors making you lose windows?

You plug your Windows laptop into various workstations, where you have a different number or different arrangement of monitors, and you find that an app such as Visual Studio appears to hang (because a hidden window has focus), or you can see a window maximizing itself somewhere out of reach. Here's how to move an unclickable window back onto your visible desktop.

  • Alt-Tab until you've set focus to the problematic window.
  • Alt-Space to bring up its window menu, R to "Restore" to make sure the window is not maximized and is therefore movable.
  • Alt-Space again, M to set it into "Move" mode.
  • Arrow keys to move the window onto your screen.
  • Enter to release it in place.

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@keboo That's handy. Thanks! :)

over 1 year ago ·