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Windows 7: Move a Window with the Keyboard

Move a Window with the Keyboard

How to Move an Open Window with the Keyboard
Published by not so gray matter
10 Apr 2010
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How to Move an Open Window with the Keyboard

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This tutorial will show you how to move a Window/Program using your keyboard. It is especially useful when you cannot access the top of the window which allows you to drag it to a new location.

Method #1
NOTE: Method #1 won't work with a maximized Window.
  • Alt-Tab or Click On the Window
  • Press "Alt & Space"
  • Press "M"
  • Use your arrow keys to move the Window
  • Press Enter to exit
Method #2
NOTE: Method #2 will move your Window to the right or left half of the screen in the same manner as dragging a window to the right or left of the screen will.

  • Press the Windows Key & Right Arrow or Left Arrow
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Method #3
NOTE: Method #3 will move your Window one display to the right or left.

- Kudos to Brink for that tip.
  • Press the Windows Key & Shift & Right Arrow or Left Arrow

10 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium

lol, i knew this... quite good though, i do it in school when the system takes hours to log on. Hehe, handy though!

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14 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Thank you

Thank you for this helpful information. Sometimes my Windows 7 Pro 64bit will blank out and rearrange the items in my task bar and move windows off the screen in my dual monitor setup and I was closing the windows because I didn't have these instructions.
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