Finding Hidden Dialogs in Windows 10
Tips | May 01, 2018
Some time ago I lost a dialog for an application. It slithered out of screen, well actually two screens. Apparently this is a problem that occurs when using dual monitors. If you have ever lost a window or dialog for an application using Windows 10, you’ve probably wondered how can I possibly find it. Well, you may probably find it by tabbing through the open applications using Alt + Tab but you might not be able to use your mouse pointer to grab the window and move it about. So, this is how I was able to catch the errant dialog.
- From the taskbar, click on the application.
- Press the Windows key + right or left arrow to snap the hidden dialog to the current screen.
- Press Alt + Space.
- Release the Alt key and Spacebar, then press M (this selects the Move menu item on the dialog).
- Use the left or right arrows to move the dialog into view on the current screen.
Any other suggestions are welcome.