This is how to fix the issue where a Windows program opens off screen.

I have a program installed and running on my Windows 10 PC that is “stuck” on a 2nd monitor that’s no longer attached to my computer!  No matter what I tried, I couldn’t get the Window to appear – until I used the fix below.

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Here’s how to wrangle that elusive off-screen window back into your main desktop view:

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Windows Program Opens Off Screen FIX

In Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10:

  1. In the Windows task bar, click the icon of the program that’s off screen.  The purpose of doing this is to make sure that the missing program window has the “focus”.

    Windows program opens off screen Focus

    First, click the icon of the Windows program that opens off screen

  2. Now press the Windows key and hold it down.

    Windows key to fix when Windows program opens off screen

    Hold down the Windows key

  3. Then press the Right-arrow key on your keyboard a couple times until the missing window appears!Press the right arrow key

How Does This “Windows Program Opens Off Screen” Fix Work?

When a Windows program opens off screen, this Windows 7 (and later) feature basically just moves the window to the other screens your computer has attached (or thinks it has attached).

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This is how to fix the issue where a Windows program opens off screen: 1) Click the icon of the program that's off screen. 2) Hold down the WINDOWS key
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