Windows 7 tip: Move an offscreen window
Yesterday a Microsoft Word window got caught at the top of my monitor. The top edge of the window went offscreen, and I couldn't move it back because I couldn't get to the title bar at the top of the window to drag it back into position. If you experience this problem too (or lose a whole window after detaching a laptop from a projector), here's how to get your window back without having to completely close the program:
- Hold down the Shift key and right click on the program icon in your task bar.
- Click Move.
- Move your mouse around the screen. You should see a cursor with four direction arrows on it.
- Use the arrow keys to bring the window back into position.
See this tip and more in 7 Windows Frustrations You Can Quickly Fix.