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    Move Off-Screen Window back On-Screen in Windows 10

    Move Off-Screen Window back On-Screen in Windows 10

    How to Move Off-Screen Window back On-Screen in Windows 10
    Published by Category: General Tips
    26 Dec 2019
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Move Off-Screen Window back On-Screen in Windows 10


    Sometimes you may have accidentally moved a window off-screen, or left a window opened on another connected display and disconnected it without remembering to move the open window back to your primary display.

    This tutorial will show you how to move an off-screen window back on-screen to the desktop in Windows 10.


    Contents

    • Option One: Move Off-Screen Window back On-Screen from Taskbar
    • Option Two: Move Off-Screen Window back On-Screen using Alt+Tab






    OPTION ONE

    Move Off-Screen Window back On-Screen from Taskbar


    1 Press and hold the Shift key, right click or press and hold on the taskbar icon of the opened off-screen window (ex: "Store" app), and release the Shift key.

    2 Click/tap on Move. (see screenshot below)

    If Move is grayed out, then it means that this window is either minimized or maximized. Click/tap on Restore, and repeat steps 1 and 2.
    Move Off-Screen Window back On-Screen in Windows 10-restore_window.png

    Move Off-Screen Window back On-Screen in Windows 10-move_window.png
    3 Your pointer will now turn into the Move Move Off-Screen Window back On-Screen in Windows 10-move_icon.png pointer. Perform either action below to move the off-screen window back on-screen where you want.

    A) Press the Up, Down, Left, and Right arrow keys to move the off-screen window to where you want, and press Enter to drop the window.

    OR

    B) Press any arrow key, use your mouse or touchpad to move the off-screen window to where you want, and click/tap on the left button (primary) on the mouse or touchpad to drop the window.






    OPTION TWO

    Move Off-Screen Window back On-Screen using Alt+Tab


    1 Press the Alt + Tab or Ctrl + Alt + Tab keys, and select the off-screen window (ex: "Store" app). (see screenshot below)

    Move Off-Screen Window back On-Screen in Windows 10-alt-tab.jpg
    3 Press the Alt + Space + M keys to turn the pointer of the off-screen window into the Move Move Off-Screen Window back On-Screen in Windows 10-move_icon.png pointer. Perform either action below to move the off-screen window back on-screen where you want.

    A) Press the Up, Down, Left, and Right arrow keys to move the off-screen window to where you want, and press Enter to drop the window.

    OR

    B) Press any arrow key, use your mouse or touchpad to move the off-screen window to where you want, and click/tap on the left button (primary) on the mouse or touchpad to drop the window.


    That's it,
    Shawn

  1. Cliff S's Avatar
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       #1

    Good one Shawn.
    You can loose open windows, or the widow will open to where it was when closing it the last time.

    But it can get "lost" when using mixed resolution dual monitor(ie 1080 and a 4K), and changing the position of one up or down,
    Move Off-Screen Window back On-Screen in Windows 10-image-001.png

    or if you turn one monitor from landscape to portrait
    Move Off-Screen Window back On-Screen in Windows 10-image.png
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       #2

    Tru dat.

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  3. Posts : 47
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       #3

    Thank You Shawn, the ALT + Space + M worked for me. The shift + right click just wouldn't show me the menu. I even yelled "Shooowww meeee the meeennuuuuu" ;-) (only those of a certain age will get that one)
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