General Move Off-Screen Window back On-Screen in Windows 11


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Sometimes you may have accidentally moved a window off-screen, or left a window opened on another connected display and disconnected it without remembering to move the open window back to your primary display.

This tutorial will show you how to move an off-screen window back on-screen to the desktop in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Move Off-Screen Window back On-Screen from Taskbar Icon Menu
  • Option Two: Move Off-Screen Window back On-Screen from Taskbar Thumbnail Preview Menu
  • Option Three: Move Off-Screen Window back On-Screen from Alt+Tab




Option One

Move Off-Screen Window back On-Screen from Taskbar Icon Menu


1 Press and hold the Shift key.

2 Right click on the off-screen window's taskbar icon. (see screenshot below)

3 Release the Shift key.

4 Click/tap on Move.

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5 Your pointer will now turn into the Move Move_icon.png pointer.

6 Perform an action below to move the off-screen window back on-screen where you want:
  • Press the Up, Down, Left, and Right arrow keys to move the off-screen window to where you want, and press Enter to drop the window.
  • Press any arrow key, use your mouse or touchpad to move the off-screen window to where you want, and click/tap on the left button (primary) on the mouse or touchpad to drop the window.



Option Two

Move Off-Screen Window back On-Screen from Taskbar Thumbnail Preview Menu


1 Hover the pointer on the off-screen window's taskbar icon to see its thumbnail preview. (see screenshot below)

2 Right click on the taskbar thumbnail preview of the off-screen window.

3 Click/tap on Move.

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4 Your pointer will now turn into the Move Move_icon.png pointer.

5 Perform an action below to move the off-screen window back on-screen where you want:
  • Press the Up, Down, Left, and Right arrow keys to move the off-screen window to where you want, and press Enter to drop the window.
  • Press any arrow key, use your mouse or touchpad to move the off-screen window to where you want, and click/tap on the left button (primary) on the mouse or touchpad to drop the window.



Option Three

Move Off-Screen Window back On-Screen from Alt+Tab


1 Press the Ctrl+Alt+Tab keys.

2 Select the off-screen window in Ctrl+Alt+Tab, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

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3 Press the Alt + Space + M keys to turn the pointer of the off-screen window into the Move Move_icon.png pointer.

4 Perform an action below to move the off-screen window back on-screen where you want:
  • Press the Up, Down, Left, and Right arrow keys to move the off-screen window to where you want, and press Enter to drop the window.
  • Press any arrow key, use your mouse or touchpad to move the off-screen window to where you want, and click/tap on the left button (primary) on the mouse or touchpad to drop the window.

That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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