How to bring a "lost" window back to your desktop?

How to bring a "lost" window back to your desktop?

  • Bring the troubled window to focus by clicking on it in the taskbar (or Alt+Tab). Now you can simply hold the Windows key on your keyboard and tap the arrow keys. With any luck, your missing window will snap back into view.
  • If that doesn't work, you can use another keyboard trick... Select the application window by clicking on it in the taskbar, then tap Alt + Space, which will open a menu on the missing window. Obviously you won't be able to see the menu, but can still interact with it. Tap "M" on your keyboard to select "Move" on the menu, and then use the keyboard arrow keys to reposition the window back to your desktop.
  • If all else fails, right-click on your taskbar and select "Cascade windows".

Last update on 2018-05-12 by Rolf Haenggi.

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