Friday, 3 January 2020

Resizing Windows when off the top of the screen

Have you ever been in the position where you have dragged a window from one screen to the other, and suddenly the top of window - and therefore all the controls - are off the top of the screen? Worse, when you close the item using the taskbar, then reopen it in the hope that it will open normally, the software remembers its last open position, and reopens the file still off the top of the screen.

The fact that we are able to do this without a simple way to undo it is one of the most annoying aspects of Windows PCs. I know I have become so reliant on my mouse that trying to fix a situation like this really makes me dig deep into my memory to remember some really, really old commands.

However, those old commands are still there, and were embedded all the way back in Windows 3.0.

If you end up in this situation, simply key Alt & Space Bar to bring up the control menu. Then select "move" on the pop-up menu (if you can see it) and use the arrow keys to position the screen we want it; or key "m" (for "Move") and use the arrow keys.

So easy when we remember, but this is a galaxy far, far away now!


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