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How to Move Off Screen Window to Current Screen

If a program stuck off screen or if it opened off screen, you can move it to the current screen. Here are the steps to move off screen window.

When you open a program in Windows, it automatically opens itself in the middle of the screen. If you have two or more monitors, it might open on the primary screen. However, if the program is able to remember its last known position on the screen, it will open in that exact position. In general day to day usage, where the application opens is not that big of an issue.

That being said, there might be situations where a program window opens off screen or to the edge of the screen. If you can still click on the window’s title bar, you can simply click and drag it to the main screen. If you cannot click on the title bar or if the window is not at all visible on the main screen, it becomes very hard to drag it to the main screen and use it.

The good thing is, Windows has a neat little accessibility feature called “Move” that lets you move any window, even if it is off screen, with the arrow keys on your keyboard or with the mouse.

In this quick and simple guide, let show how you can move off screen window in the Windows operating system.

How to move off screen window

To move the off screen window, follow the steps listed below.

Step 1: Click on the program to make it come into focus. You can do that by clicking on the program icon on the taskbar. When the program is in focus, the icon will be highlighted on the taskbar.


Step 2: Press the “Alt + Space” shortcut on your keyboard while the target program is in focus. This action will open the program context menu.

Step 3: Press the “Down Arrow” key two times and then press the “Enter” key. This action will select the “Move” option and props it up to move the window.


Step 4: Now, press the arrow keys on your keyboard to move the off screen window as needed. You can also move your mouse (without clicking any buttons) to move off screen window.


That is all. It is that simple to move a program window stuck off screen in Windows. Once you are done moving the off screen window, press the “Esc” key on your keyboard to return to normal.

I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible. If you like this guide, check out how to select multiple files in File Explorer.

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