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Bring lost window to main monitor (Win 7)


Q. I've unplugged one of my monitors and now the new application windows that open are not visible

A. There are several ways to do it, the easiest is the following:

1. Select the application window by clicking on it in the taskbar

2. Hit "Alt + Space". This will open a menu on the missing window, however, you will not see it

3. Press "m" on your keyboard to select "Move" option. The keyboard cursor will change (see image below):


4. Here's the tricky part - you have to use your keyboard arrow keys to bring the screen back to your desktop (either left arrow key or right arrow keys). You have to know approximately where the window was - if you go in the wrong direction you'll move the window further from your desktop.

Comments (8)
It worked!
8 Sunday, 08 March 2020 03:50
Thank you!
lost monitor
7 Sunday, 01 July 2018 10:27
this works in windows 10 too- thank you!
thank you
6 Thursday, 24 March 2016 18:30
absolutely brilliant - thank you
5 Saturday, 05 March 2016 15:29
Thank you!
4 Friday, 03 July 2015 22:26
I can't believe it worked!
It works
3 Saturday, 16 May 2015 07:30
Jitin Maherchandani
Great it works :)
Using this app you can solve this problem with a double click
2 Thursday, 25 July 2013 09:34
Carlos Carmona
Using this app you can solve this problem with a double click...
Much much easier way to do that!
1 Saturday, 14 April 2012 06:13
René Eske Jensen
While holding shift down, right click the application in the taskbar. The select maximize. The application is then maximized on the monitor that is available.

The tricky part is that if you then click the restore button (next to the "X"), then it will disappear to the monitor that is not connected. However if you drag the window (click and hold the top of the window), it will start restoring and on the monitor that is till turned on.

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