[amsat-bb] Tracking Program Window off screen
aptura.larry at gmail.com
Fri Jun 2 15:32:15 UTC 2017
It sounds like there might be some error window or dialog window that's
popped up on the area of the window that's off screen and out of view.
If that's the case, usually that window has to be dismissed before you
can do anything with the main window. What might work is to use one of
the stupid Windows tricks (apologies to David Letterman's Stupid Pet
Tricks and Stupid Human Tricks).
Make sure the main window has focus. You can do this by clicking in the
window since at least some of it is visible. Then hold the window key
and press the up-arrow key. This should maximize the main window. If so,
you should be able to deal with whatever window that popped up demanding
This often, but not only works when you've had two monitors connected
and closed a program while it's on the second monitor. Many programs
will start up wanting to run where they were shut down and if you start
it again without the second monitor attached, you can't drag it to the
monitor that is attached. In this case, make sure you have focus by
clicking on it in the task bar. Then use Windows key + right or left
arrow to move it horizontally. You may have to hit it several times
because it will first move the window to the edge of its current monitor
before moving it to the other monitor.
I've found that it doesn't work for some programs, but it works for more
of them than not.
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