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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
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    07 Dec 2017
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    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





    Move Off-Screen Window back On-Screen in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Move Off-Screen Window back On-Screen in Windows 10
    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)
    Note   Note
    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.
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    3. Your pointer will now turn into the Move Name:  Move_icon.png
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    A) Press your 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.






    Move Off-Screen Window back On-Screen in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Move Off-Screen Window back On-Screen in Windows 10
    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)

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    2. Press the Alt+Space+M keys to turn the pointer of the off-screen window into the Move Name:  Move_icon.png
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Size:  810 Bytes pointer. Perform either action below to move the off-screen window back on-screen where you want.

    A) Press your 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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       20 Jun 2017 #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,
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    or if you turn one monitor from landscape to portrait
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       20 Jun 2017 #2

    Tru dat.

      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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