TechTalkz.com Logo Ask the Experts!

Go Back   TechTalkz.com Technology & Computer Troubleshooting Forums > Tech Support Archives > Microsoft > Windows XP

Moving a window I can't see

Windows XP

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 14-11-2007, 01:58 PM   #1
Rich Pasco
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Moving a window I can't see

I had two monitors configured as a side-by-side wide desktop,
but have since removed the second (auxiliary) monitor.

When I last used an older application, it was on the auxiliary
monitor. Now when I start it, it still opens on that monitor.

I want to drag it back to the main monitor, but I can't see
it or click its title bar. Is there a way to move a window
with the keyboard (some combination of arrow keys, maybe)?

How else can I reposiiton it to the main desktop?

- Rich
 
Unread 14-11-2007, 01:58 PM   #2
Pegasus \(MVP\)
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Moving a window I can't see


"Rich Pasco" <richp1234*************> wrote in message
news:Oj5CjQsJIHA.588@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>I had two monitors configured as a side-by-side wide desktop,
> but have since removed the second (auxiliary) monitor.
>
> When I last used an older application, it was on the auxiliary
> monitor. Now when I start it, it still opens on that monitor.
>
> I want to drag it back to the main monitor, but I can't see
> it or click its title bar. Is there a way to move a window
> with the keyboard (some combination of arrow keys, maybe)?
>
> How else can I reposiiton it to the main desktop?
>
> - Rich


Try this:
1. Activate the hidden window via the Task Bar.
2. Press Alt+Space on your keyboard.
3. Tap the M (Move) key on your keyboard.
4. Use cursor keys on your keyboard (up/down/left/right)
do move the window into view.
5. Press Enter when finished.

Best to try this method on a visible window first!


 
Unread 14-11-2007, 02:59 PM   #3
Elmo
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Moving a window I can't see

Rich Pasco wrote:
> I had two monitors configured as a side-by-side wide desktop,
> but have since removed the second (auxiliary) monitor.
>
> When I last used an older application, it was on the auxiliary
> monitor. Now when I start it, it still opens on that monitor.
>
> I want to drag it back to the main monitor, but I can't see
> it or click its title bar. Is there a way to move a window
> with the keyboard (some combination of arrow keys, maybe)?
>
> How else can I reposition it to the main desktop?
>
> - Rich


Also try this: Right-click the Taskbar, click "Cascade Windows".

--
Joe =o)
 
Unread 14-11-2007, 04:06 PM   #4
Rich Pasco
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Moving a window I can't see

Pegasus (MVP) wrote:

> "Rich Pasco" <richp1234*************> wrote in message
> news:Oj5CjQsJIHA.588@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>>I had two monitors configured as a side-by-side wide desktop,
>> but have since removed the second (auxiliary) monitor.
>>
>> When I last used an older application, it was on the auxiliary
>> monitor. Now when I start it, it still opens on that monitor.
>>
>> I want to drag it back to the main monitor, but I can't see
>> it or click its title bar. Is there a way to move a window
>> with the keyboard (some combination of arrow keys, maybe)?
>>
>> How else can I reposiiton it to the main desktop?
>>
>> - Rich

>
> Try this:
> 1. Activate the hidden window via the Task Bar.
> 2. Press Alt+Space on your keyboard.
> 3. Tap the M (Move) key on your keyboard.
> 4. Use cursor keys on your keyboard (up/down/left/right)
> do move the window into view.
> 5. Press Enter when finished.
>
> Best to try this method on a visible window first!


Thank you! This worked perfectly, and I was able to move my application
window back to my main (now only) monitor.

- Rich
 
Unread 14-11-2007, 04:06 PM   #5
Rich Pasco
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Moving a window I can't see

Elmo wrote:

> Rich Pasco wrote:
>> I had two monitors configured as a side-by-side wide desktop,
>> but have since removed the second (auxiliary) monitor.
>>
>> When I last used an older application, it was on the auxiliary
>> monitor. Now when I start it, it still opens on that monitor.
>>
>> I want to drag it back to the main monitor, but I can't see
>> it or click its title bar. Is there a way to move a window
>> with the keyboard (some combination of arrow keys, maybe)?
>>
>> How else can I reposition it to the main desktop?
>>
>> - Rich

>
> Also try this: Right-click the Taskbar, click "Cascade Windows".


Thank you, also. This worked, and would also have solved my problem
if I hadn't read Pegasus' answer first.

- Rich
 
Unread 14-11-2007, 05:00 PM   #6
Pegasus \(MVP\)
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Moving a window I can't see


"Rich Pasco" <richp1234*************> wrote in message
news:%23POj2XtJIHA.3516@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> Elmo wrote:
>
>> Rich Pasco wrote:
>>> I had two monitors configured as a side-by-side wide desktop,
>>> but have since removed the second (auxiliary) monitor.
>>>
>>> When I last used an older application, it was on the auxiliary
>>> monitor. Now when I start it, it still opens on that monitor.
>>>
>>> I want to drag it back to the main monitor, but I can't see
>>> it or click its title bar. Is there a way to move a window
>>> with the keyboard (some combination of arrow keys, maybe)?
>>>
>>> How else can I reposition it to the main desktop?
>>>
>>> - Rich

>>
>> Also try this: Right-click the Taskbar, click "Cascade Windows".

>
> Thank you, also. This worked, and would also have solved my problem
> if I hadn't read Pegasus' answer first.
>
> - Rich


.. . . but in reading Elmo's reply I learnt something new myself!


 
Unread 08-12-2007, 12:10 PM   #7
jeteemsa
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Moving a window I can't see



"Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:

>
> "Rich Pasco" <richp1234*************> wrote in message
> news:Oj5CjQsJIHA.588@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> >I had two monitors configured as a side-by-side wide desktop,
> > but have since removed the second (auxiliary) monitor.
> >
> > When I last used an older application, it was on the auxiliary
> > monitor. Now when I start it, it still opens on that monitor.
> >
> > I want to drag it back to the main monitor, but I can't see
> > it or click its title bar. Is there a way to move a window
> > with the keyboard (some combination of arrow keys, maybe)?
> >
> > How else can I reposiiton it to the main desktop?
> >
> > - Rich

>
> Try this:
> 1. Activate the hidden window via the Task Bar.
> 2. Press Alt+Space on your keyboard.
> 3. Tap the M (Move) key on your keyboard.
> 4. Use cursor keys on your keyboard (up/down/left/right)
> do move the window into view.
> 5. Press Enter when finished.
>
> Best to try this method on a visible window first!
>
> ----------------we did it worked thx man
>

 
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes



< Home - Windows Help - MS Office Help - Hardware Support >


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 07:35 AM.


vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO
Copyright © 2005-2013, TechTalkz.com. All Rights Reserved - Privacy Policy
Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional