How to Move a Lost, Off-Screen Window Back to Your Desktop

If you have lost an off-screen window in Windows and it’s not visible on your desktop or taskbar, here’s how you can move it back:

  1. First, make sure the lost window is selected. You can do this by clicking on its corresponding program icon on the taskbar or by using the Alt + Tab keyboard shortcut to switch between open windows until you find the lost one.
  2. Once you have the lost window selected, press the Alt + Space keyboard shortcut. This will bring up a context menu for the selected window.
  3. In the context menu, select “Move” using the arrow keys on your keyboard, or by clicking on it with your mouse.
  4. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move the mouse cursor. This will move the lost window accordingly.
  5. Move the cursor until you see the lost window on your screen again.
  6. Once the lost window is visible on your screen, click on any area of the window to place it in the new position.
  7. The window should now be back on your desktop and visible.

If the lost window is still not visible after trying these steps, you may need to adjust your screen resolution or multiple display settings. You can access these settings by right-clicking on your desktop and selecting “Display settings”.