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Windows 7: Reset windows position

31 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 
Reset windows position

So a friend of mine runs a 3 monitor setup (lucky SOB), but one of his monitors died on him last night (can't remember if it's the 2nd or 3rd one). Anyways, he had a window that he last opened on the now deceased monitor lol. How can he reset the windows position to Windows 7 default?

Thanks.


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31 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Select the program window he wants to rescue on the taskbar then tell him to hit Alt+Space then M. Now he can use the arrow keys to move the window back onto the visible displays.

I hope this is of use.

Oli
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31 Mar 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Cheeriokilla,

In addition, right click on the open (unminimized) window's taskbar thumbnail preview and click on Move. You can now press a arrow key, then either drag the window over with the mouse or continue using the arrow keys to manually drag the window back to an active display. When it's back, left click or press enter to drop it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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31 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Both tips worked.

Thanks you guys. Really.

Rep!
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31 Mar 2010   #5

 

You can also use Win+Left Arrow or Win+Right Arrow a few times to Aero Snap the window back to a visible monitor. Also Win+Shift+Left/Right Arrow will make a window jump monitors directly.
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31 Mar 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Cheeriokilla. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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31 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
Both tips worked.

Thanks you guys. Really.

Rep!
Thanks, glad I could be of assistance.

Oli
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20 Mar 2014   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey guys, sorry to bump an old thread, but I'm wondering if there is a deeper solution to this issue. I'd like to reset the position of ALL windows. Windows must store the data for size/position of opened windows somewhere, and I want to delete that data and reset it to default.
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20 Mar 2014   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Mitch,

If you like, you could use the tutorial below to reset all folder views, sizes, and positions back to default.

Folder View Settings - Reset All to Default

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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20 Mar 2014   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Mitch,

If you like, you could use the tutorial below to reset all folder views, sizes, and positions back to default.

Folder View Settings - Reset All to Default

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Wow, thanks for the quick response!
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