Windows Applications opening off screen
Posted by Craig Averbeck, Last modified by Craig Averbeck on 17 June 2016 09:58 PM

I often find applications opening off screen after I disconnect from my docking/multiple monitor set up. And I always forget to move them over to my main monitor before I disconnect from my docking station. Here's how to fix those application that open up off screen when you are not connected to any monitors.


  • Use ALTTAB to switch to the off-screen application.
  • Press ALTSPACE to bring up the system menu (you won't see it because it is off screen)
  • Press R to select the "Restore" menu choice to ensure the windows isn't is maximized (you can not move it if it is maximized)
  • Press ALTSPACE again, then M to select the "Move" menu choice.
  • Press one of the arrow keys to initiate the movement.
  • Now just use the mouse to place the window where you want.

If you are using a non-english version of Windows, the "R" and "M" menu choices probably will be different.

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