I Can’t See the Top of a Window, so I Can’t Minimize, Maximize, or Close. What Can I Do?

Every once in a while for a variety of reasons, it’s possible for a window to get positioned such that its title bar – the bar across the top of the window with the program name as well as the Minimize, Maximize, and Restore buttons – is off the screen, becoming both impossible to see and impossible to click on using the mouse.

Almost as common are windows that are completely off screen – perhaps due to unplugging a second monitor before moving all windows back to the remaining screen.

If you’re used to using the controls on a window’s title bar to move, manipulate, or otherwise deal with the application, you’re kind of out of luck.

At least if you’re using a mouse.

It might be time to break out the keyboard interface.

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How Do I Move an Off-screen Window in Windows 7?

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My Windows Media Center suddenly popped up too high so can’t get to controls to pull it down to close/max/minimize screen. Your answer about alt+space, m doesn’t work with media center. Desperate to get it back under control!

You didn’t indicate whether or not you were using Windows 7, but given that Windows Media Center is part of it, and it does indeed not pay attention to ALT+SPACE like it should, I’ll show you “the other way”.

The problem is that “the other way” changed from Windows XP to Windows 7, and many people that used to use it are also somewhat lost searching for it.

What’s called the “System Menu” used to be accessible in a single click from the task bar. In Windows 7, there’s an additional step.

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