Window Off Screen-Bring Off-Screen Window Back Onto Screen

While using Microsoft Windows, I had a window that had somehow fallen completely off of my screen. Right-clicking the window in the Taskbar and selecting Maximize brought it back. But there was no way I could restore the window to where I could move it around my screen with my mouse.

Luckily, there are a couple of ways to bring off-screen windows back to the desktop screen.

Resolution Trick:

Windows 10 & 8:

  • Start the problematic application.
  • Right-click a blank area of the Desktop, then choose “Display settings“.
  • Then select “Advanced display settings” at the bottom of the window.
  • Temporarily change the “Resolution” to another value, then choose “Apply“.
  • See if you can see the window on your screen now.
  • Change the resolution back to the previous value, then select “OK

Windows 7:

  • Start the problematic application.
  • Then right-click a blank area of the Desktop, then choose “Screen Resolution“.
  • Temporarily change the “Resolution” to another value, then choose “Apply“.
  • Also, see if you can see the window on your screen now.
  • Change the resolution back to the previous value, then select “OK“.

Show Desktop Toggle:

  • Hold down the Windows Key, then press “D“. Repeat these steps to see if it makes the window you are looking for reappear.
  • Alternately, you can right-click a blank area of the taskbar, then choose “Show the desktop“, then repeat.

Move Option 1:

  • First, select the program in the taskbar.
  • Hold the Windows Key while pressing Left Arrow or Right Arrow repeatedly to move the window back into view.

Move Option 2:

  • In Windows 10, 8, 7, and Vista, hold down the “Shift” key while right-clicking the program in the taskbar, then select “Move“. In Windows XP, right-click the item in the task-bar and select “Move“. Well, in some instances, you may have to select “Restore“, then go back and select “Move“.

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  • Use your mouse or the arrow keys on your keyboard to move the window back onto the screen.

Cascade Windows:

  • First right-click a blank area of the task-bar. Then select “Cascade windows

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Maximize:

Most of the time, a single app will get stuck in a state where it cannot redraw onto the Window. use the following method.

  • Hold “Shift” and right-click on the program icon in the taskbar, then choose “Maximize“.

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I hope this tutorial helped you a lot. If you have any type of problem and difficulty then let us know in the comment section below.

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