This is how to fix the issue where a Windows program opens off screen.
I have a program installed and running on my Windows 10 PC that is “stuck” on a 2nd monitor that’s no longer attached to my computer! No matter what I tried, I couldn’t get the Window to appear – until I used the fix below.
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Here’s how to wrangle that elusive off-screen window back into your main desktop view:
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Windows Program Opens Off Screen FIX
In Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10:
- In the Windows task bar, click the icon of the program that’s off screen. The purpose of doing this is to make sure that the missing program window has the “focus”.
- Now press the Windows key and hold it down.
- Then press the Right-arrow key on your keyboard a couple times until the missing window appears!
How Does This “Windows Program Opens Off Screen” Fix Work?
When a Windows program opens off screen, this Windows 7 (and later) feature basically just moves the window to the other screens your computer has attached (or thinks it has attached).
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