Windows that open off-screen

Sunday 11 August 2013 @ 11:58 am

I have written before about Crystal windows that end up off screen.  This often happens when you open something like the Database Expert or the Formula Editor.   This happened to me the other day when I was using my laptop outside of my office and so my second monitor wasn’t available.  It can also happen if you switch from a high resolution mode (which shows a larger workspace) to a lower resolution mode.  When I wrote about this before my solution involved digging into the registry.  Since then I have found some keyboard shortcuts that allow you to move a hidden screen back into the viewable area.  One of these 3 things should work:

1) Hold down the Windows key and hit the up and left arrows until it appears in your viewable area
2) Hit ALT-Space, then hit the X.  This will maximize the window in your current screen.
3) Hit ALT-Space, then hit the M.  This will put you in ‘Move’ mode and you can use your up and left arrows as mentioned above.

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