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Resized window off monitor screen, and can't move back to viewing

  1. #1


    bronzefree Guest

    Resized window off monitor screen, and can't move back to viewing

    Resized Media Center window and inadvertently moved it off-screen. I've
    tried using the "move" option on the taskbar tab to no avail. The
    multi-directional arrow appears, but can't grab anything. My "minimized"
    Media Center window seems permanently stuck off-screen!

    I can only use it maximized, which of course is not what I want to do.

    When I "minimize" it, I can see it "fly" to the left of the monitor screen.

    Anyone have any suggestions? I'm listening, and I appreciate it! Thank you.

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  3. #2


    Steve Easton Guest

    Re: Resized window off monitor screen, and can't move back to viewing

    Try changing your monitors resolution to a smaller value, and then grab it.
    Then set the monitor back.

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    Steve Easton



    "bronzefree" <bronzefree@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:9659A033-55DC-4D7C-B031-CB2637C4B525@microsoft.com...
    > Resized Media Center window and inadvertently moved it off-screen. I've
    > tried using the "move" option on the taskbar tab to no avail. The
    > multi-directional arrow appears, but can't grab anything. My "minimized"
    > Media Center window seems permanently stuck off-screen!
    >
    > I can only use it maximized, which of course is not what I want to do.
    >
    > When I "minimize" it, I can see it "fly" to the left of the monitor screen.
    >
    > Anyone have any suggestions? I'm listening, and I appreciate it! Thank you.




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  4. #3


    Dave Cox Guest

    Re: Resized window off monitor screen, and can't move back to viewing

    =?Utf-8?B?YnJvbnplZnJlZQ==?= <bronzefree@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote in news:9659A033-55DC-4D7C-B031-CB2637C4B525@microsoft.com:

    > Resized Media Center window and inadvertently moved it off-screen.
    > I've tried using the "move" option on the taskbar tab to no
    > avail. The multi-directional arrow appears, but can't grab
    > anything. My "minimized" Media Center window seems permanently
    > stuck off-screen!
    >
    > I can only use it maximized, which of course is not what I want to
    > do.
    >
    > When I "minimize" it, I can see it "fly" to the left of the
    > monitor screen.
    >
    > Anyone have any suggestions? I'm listening, and I appreciate it!
    > Thank you.
    >



    Select the program on the task bar to make it active......press
    ALT+SPACEBAR the programs shortcut menu will appear, select MOVE now
    use your keyboard arrow keys to move the program back to where you
    want.

    --
    Hope this helps

    Dave

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  5. #4


    bronzefree Guest

    Re: Resized window off monitor screen, and can't move back to view

    Thanks you two. I'm sure it's due to my idiocy, but neither of these
    suggestions worked for me. Note to self: be. careful. resizing. media
    center window. That is, IF I ever get it back.

    Will try again to make sure I followed each tip accurately.

    Thanks so much for your time, both of you.

    "Dave Cox" wrote:

    > =?Utf-8?B?YnJvbnplZnJlZQ==?= <bronzefree@discussions.microsoft.com>
    > wrote in news:9659A033-55DC-4D7C-B031-CB2637C4B525@microsoft.com:
    >
    > > Resized Media Center window and inadvertently moved it off-screen.
    > > I've tried using the "move" option on the taskbar tab to no
    > > avail. The multi-directional arrow appears, but can't grab
    > > anything. My "minimized" Media Center window seems permanently
    > > stuck off-screen!
    > >
    > > I can only use it maximized, which of course is not what I want to
    > > do.
    > >
    > > When I "minimize" it, I can see it "fly" to the left of the
    > > monitor screen.
    > >
    > > Anyone have any suggestions? I'm listening, and I appreciate it!
    > > Thank you.
    > >

    >
    >
    > Select the program on the task bar to make it active......press
    > ALT+SPACEBAR the programs shortcut menu will appear, select MOVE now
    > use your keyboard arrow keys to move the program back to where you
    > want.
    >
    > --
    > Hope this helps
    >
    > Dave
    >


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  6. #5


    bronzefree Guest

    Re: Resized window off monitor screen, and can't move back to view

    Uh, it worked, it worked, IT WORKED!!!! I tried again, and got it back. I
    just had to hang on for a minute with the keyboard arrow keys.

    THANK YOU! It's great having that $*O(%U Media Center window back again!

    ....and, I've saved your instructions....just in case, lol!

    "Dave Cox" wrote:

    > =?Utf-8?B?YnJvbnplZnJlZQ==?= <bronzefree@discussions.microsoft.com>
    > wrote in news:9659A033-55DC-4D7C-B031-CB2637C4B525@microsoft.com:
    >
    > > Resized Media Center window and inadvertently moved it off-screen.
    > > I've tried using the "move" option on the taskbar tab to no
    > > avail. The multi-directional arrow appears, but can't grab
    > > anything. My "minimized" Media Center window seems permanently
    > > stuck off-screen!
    > >
    > > I can only use it maximized, which of course is not what I want to
    > > do.
    > >
    > > When I "minimize" it, I can see it "fly" to the left of the
    > > monitor screen.
    > >
    > > Anyone have any suggestions? I'm listening, and I appreciate it!
    > > Thank you.
    > >

    >
    >
    > Select the program on the task bar to make it active......press
    > ALT+SPACEBAR the programs shortcut menu will appear, select MOVE now
    > use your keyboard arrow keys to move the program back to where you
    > want.
    >
    > --
    > Hope this helps
    >
    > Dave
    >


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    Re: Resized window off monitor screen, and can't move back to viewing

    Thank You Problem Fixed.

    I have Whidows XP professional Media Center.

    Only in the Media Center was the screen stuck either in Media Center full screen or minimized off the page, but to the right.

    I searched for over a year to find a fix.

    Fix:
    I opened Media center, made it active.
    In the minimize off the screen mode, I right clicked the toolbar Medis Center icon, I selected move, and as you stated with the keyboard arrows moved the screen left back into view.
    Yay!
    Thank You very much!
    Jim

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