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HELP! My windows are too far to the right

Sep 14, 2008 5:36AM PDT

I know this is a simple thing, but I can't figure it out. my windows are appearing too far to the right. I can't drag it back, I can't see the close button and I can't see my right scroll bar. I have looked all over for some setting that must have got bumped. Can't find it. Please help!

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Did the architect mess up? :)
Sep 14, 2008 6:15AM PDT

Just kidding... don't know but left click and hold the window near the top border and drag it to the left. Maybe that will get you to a place where you can work with the window... try dragging the corners where you want them.

Not sure but this might work. Good luck!


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Do you have two monitors?
Sep 14, 2008 6:16AM PDT

If so, turn the other monitor on.

If not, goto Display Properties, (either in the Control Panel, or right click the Desktop and select Properties), then select the Settings tab. Does the image there show two monitors with 1 and 2? If so, the 2nd one should be grayed out. If it isn't, highlight it then unselect the "Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor". Perhaps someone is playing a trick on you.

If that doesn't work, then find the Taskbar icon for the window that is too far to the right and right click it. There is an option to "Move". Click that, then, without moving the mouse at all, hold the mouse's left button down. Now, move the mouse to the left. The window should drag back to the left and when you have it positioned the way you want, release the mouse button. Then minimize the window, bring it back up, and it should remember where it is.

Does that help?


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To avoid duplicate and similar posts...
Sep 14, 2008 7:20AM PDT

Your post here;
has been locked, and I have linked to this discussion in that one. There you gave more information;

"Windows too far Right (part 2) Original post
by nadia2364 - 14/09/08 14:01

I see now that it isn't only the windows, it is also the taskbar. I can't see all of the time, day or date. Any ideas???? Sorry! Nadia"


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Help! my windows are too far to the right.
Jan 13, 2016 8:04AM PST

I can't get to the control buttons because they are too far to the right. There must be an easy solution.

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What about the old Alt+Space and move commands?
Jan 13, 2016 8:11AM PST

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