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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:

  1. Hold down the Shift key and right click on the program icon in your task bar.
  2. Click Move.
  3. Move your mouse around the screen. You should see a cursor with four direction arrows on it.
  4. Use the arrow keys to bring the window back into position.

Use Shift + right-click, pick Move, then arrow keys

See this tip and more in 7 Windows Frustrations You Can Quickly Fix.


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Great tip! I don't know how I manage to do it, but I have this problem sometimes. :)

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