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Move a Program Window Back in View

January 9, 2012

We all know how to move a program window around the desktop by clicking-and-holding the window's title bar while moving it to a new location. (I have an extra monitor that I use with my laptop and move program windows back and forth between the two all the time.) What happens, though, when you accidentally move a window's title bar off the desktop, so you can't grab it anymore? Or remove the laptop to work in another location, only to discover that you forgot to move the program window back to the primary monitor before you left? The window is stuck in that inconvenient position.

The trick to moving these stubborn program windows is to use your keyboard.

  1. The programs that you have open will show up on the task bar at the bottom of your screen. Select the program window you're trying to move and then press ALT+ SPACEBAR on your keyboard. The program's shortcut menu is displayed.
  2. Click Move.
  3. Use your LEFT ARROW, RIGHT ARROW, UP ARROW, or DOWN ARROW keys to move the window so you can see its title bar on your screen.
  4. After you move the window where you want it, press ENTER.

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