Did you ever run into that weird issue on a Windows XP machine where an application starts up and nests itself somewhere on the screen where you can’t reach it? Either because it was once started when using an extended desktop and the window was located on the second (now dead) screen? Or by some dragging fluke that causes the title bar to be out of your clicking range so you can’t drag it back down?
It happened to me a few times before, and I just found out there’s an easy way of getting it back by using the cursor keys to move the window. So here’s how you do that:
- Right click the window’s tab in the taskbar and select ‘”Move” from the popup menu. Your mouse cursor should now disappear as it gets automatically located on the windows title bar.
- Now hit one of the cursor keys to move the window in the chosen direction, and move the window back in your desktops area.
After hitting a cursor key, the window also becomes stuck to you mouse pointer, so you can move it like that as well. Try it out with a window that you can still see, it’ll be easier to see what’s happening than when you…. well, can’t see the window.