There are various tips and tricks to restore and move an off-screen window. By using the shortcut keys to the task manager, you can try different methods mentioned below to solve your problem.
Using the Alt + Tab Key
You can press the Alt+Tab key to look for the hidden window and move it afterward. Here’s how you can do it.
- Press and hold the Alt key and use the Tab key or the arrow keys to browse the application windows.
- Once you find the window you were looking for, press Enter or release the Alt key to open that window.
- Finally, press the Alt + Space + M key and use the four arrow icon to move the window anywhere on the screen.
Using the Task View
You can use the task view to find your off-screen window and then easily move it.
- Press the Windows + Tab key to open the Task View.
- Then from a list of windows, click on the window you want to move somewhere else.
- Finally, use the mouse or keyboard arrow to move it to your preferred part of the desktop screen.
Change the Display Settings
You can use a higher resolution to bring back your off-screen window to move it. To do it,
- Press the Windows + I key to open the Settings app.
- Navigate to System > Display.
- Under the Display resolution, click to expand the dropdown.
- Select a higher resolution, and that should bring your window to the visible region of the screen.
- You can then use the mouse cursor to hold and drag the window to move somewhere else on the desktop screen.
- If you want to revert the Display settings, go back to the Display resolution and select your preferred screen resolution.
Using the App/Folder Thumbnail
You can use the application’s thumbnail while hovering to move its window. Here’s how you do it.
- First of all, hover over the hidden window on your taskbar.
- Then, right-click on its thumbnail preview and select the Move option.
- Finally, you can use either the arrow keys or the cursor to move the window to the desired part of the screen.
Using the Windows Arrangement Settings
You can use the Windows Arrangement settings to bring back your off-screen window, which you can later move to your desired position. For this,
- Right-click anywhere on an empty area on the taskbar.
- Select the Cascade windows or Show windows stacked option. This will bring all your windows to the main screen.
- Click on the window you were looking for and move it with the keyboard or mouse.
Using the Shortcut Key
You can easily recover your off-screen window and move it with a shortcut. Here’s how and what shortcut to use.
- Find the application/folder on the taskbar, then right-click and hold the Shift key while pointing the cursor to it.
- Now, select the Move option, and a four-arrows icon will appear. You can then use it to move the window to wherever you want to move the window.