How to move windows that open up offscreen?



When a window opens up offscreen, it can be a real nuisance. The window is inaccessible, and it is usually impossible to move it back onto the monitor. On Windows 10, the taskbar is usually inaccessible as well, so the only way to move the window back onto the screen is to use the keyboard shortcuts.

The first thing to do is to press the Windows Key (or the Start button) and the Left arrow key on the keyboard simultaneously. This will move the offscreen window to the left side of the monitor. If the window is still not visible, then press the Windows key and the Right arrow key. This will move the window to the right side of the monitor.

If the window is still not visible, then it is probably too large to fit on the screen. To resize the window, press the Windows Key and the Up arrow key simultaneously. This will resize the window so that it fits on the monitor.

If the window is still not visible, then it is probably located at one of the corners of the monitor. To move the window, press the Windows Key and the appropriate arrow key. For example, if the window is located at the top right corner, then press the Windows Key and the Up arrow key to move the window up.

If none of these solutions work, then the window may be located outside of the physical screen bounds. To fix this, right-click the window title bar and click Move. Then use the arrow keys on the keyboard to move the window onto the monitor.

If all else fails, then the last resort is to use a third-party application to move the window onto the monitor. There are several free and paid applications available on the internet that can help you move a window that is offscreen.

In conclusion, when a window opens up offscreen, it can be a real nuisance. Fortunately, there are several solutions that can help you move the window back onto the monitor. The most common solutions are to press the Windows Key and the appropriate arrow key, right-click the window title bar and click Move, or use a third-party application.

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