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Ever lost a window off your screen in xp?

When im in the office i use an extra monitor as well as my laptop screen, and i have my different windows on different monitors doing their bitniss.

If – for example – i have my firefox browser open on my extra monitor, and i have clicked a browse button to add a picture to a blog post or something, my laptop will remember which monitor the dialog window was open on when i clicked OK, and ALWAYS open it on that monitor unless you move it, and click OK on another window.

I got home tonight and i wanted to test our youtube style modified car video site ( as i have recently updated the software. I clicked browse to select a test vid, and the window opened on the monitor that wasnt there!

I do have it disabled in my display settings, it just seems to not understand what’s going off. Ive had the problem before and i just left that particular job until i was next using that screen.

However tonight i wanted to resolve the issue, instead of sweeping it under the carpet.

So i did some googling and found mostly a bunch of shite from people who obviously don’t know what the hell they are talking about, and amongst the shite was something that looked a bit more techie orientated, so i clicked and BINGO.

Heres the solution!

1. Hold down Alt + Spacebar
2. Press the M key
3. Use the arrow keys to relocate the window
4. Press the Enter key when you have the Window in the desired location.

Its simply the keyboard alternative to right clicking on the title bar of the window and selecting move. It never dawned on me to do that, as i wasn’t aware i could control the movement of the windows with the keyboard.

I thought i would share it, as like i said most of the stuff i found on google was crap, so at least there will be two decent results when people are searching.

Cheers Kevin!

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