Tuesday, June 20, 2006

reveal hidden window


Every once in a while, on my Windows XP computer, a window opens up completely off the screen.  I can maximize the window, but when the window is maximized, it can't be moved.  These steps work for me to restore access to this "hidden" window.


  1. Right click on the icon in the Taskbar

  2. Select move

  3. Use arrow keys to move the window into view


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5 comments:

  1. Came across your site looking for something else when I saw this. Just wanted to add to your tip.
    What you can do is after selecting Move, press any arrow key once, then start moving the mouse around. The window will come right into focus where the mouse is moving, just as if you were normally moving the window around by dragging the title bar.
    Hope that helps out!

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  2. Thanks! This happens to me every once in a while, and I always forget what to do. This was super helpful.

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  3. Thanks travis.. it helped me..Thanks!

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing....the hidden window was driving me nuts.

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