If you’ve ever pulled your laptop from a dual monitor setup and tried to use just the laptop screen, I’m sure you’ve had the aggravating situation of a window that was so far off-screen that you could not access it.
Where did my window go?
Help! I’ve lost an off-screen window!
Recovering Your Off-Screen Window in XP
In good old XP, you needed only to:
- Right-click the application in the taskbar.
- Select “Move”
- Then use the cursor keys to move the window into the viewable area.
Recovering An Off-Screen Window in Windows 7
With the new Windows 7, you right click on an application in the taskbar and it looks like that option to “Move” has gone away – but don’t worry, it has just moved.
For this to work, you have to make sure you have Aero-Peek enabled. To show how to enable Aero Peek, click HERE. Then:
- “Mouse-hover” the offending off-screen application in the taskbar.
- Wait for the mini-view of the window to pop up and then right click the mini-window.
You’ll get the friendly old alternate dialog, including “Move”, and it works just the same. You have now recovered your off-screen window!