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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Meebers, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Meebers

    Meebers Flightless Bird

    Had to look up some 2007 Tax filing stuff today. Back then this computer
    had two monitors. By default, the tax stuff was sent to the second monitor,
    it disappears off of the screen now and I cannot look at it. Multiple
    dragging attemps did not work, thought there was a "key sequence" or ?? to
    make all windows return to the main monitor??
     
  2. Jerry

    Jerry Flightless Bird

    With two monitors connected 'drag' the stuff on #2 back to #1 - then you can
    stop using #2 monitor.

    "Meebers" <Iwork@topposter.com> wrote in message
    news:e8C0apRzKHA.5288@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Had to look up some 2007 Tax filing stuff today. Back then this computer
    > had two monitors. By default, the tax stuff was sent to the second
    > monitor, it disappears off of the screen now and I cannot look at it.
    > Multiple dragging attemps did not work, thought there was a "key sequence"
    > or ?? to make all windows return to the main monitor??
    >
     
  3. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    Meebers wrote:
    > Had to look up some 2007 Tax filing stuff today. Back then this computer
    > had two monitors. By default, the tax stuff was sent to the second monitor,
    > it disappears off of the screen now and I cannot look at it. Multiple
    > dragging attempts did not work, thought there was a "key sequence" or ?? to
    > make all windows return to the main monitor??


    Right-click the Taskbar, click "Cascade windows", and I believe that
    will bring them back to the one monitor.

    --
    Joe =o)
     
  4. John Wunderlich

    John Wunderlich Flightless Bird

    "Meebers" <Iwork@topposter.com> wrote in
    news:e8C0apRzKHA.5288@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl:

    > Had to look up some 2007 Tax filing stuff today. Back then this
    > computer had two monitors. By default, the tax stuff was sent to
    > the second monitor, it disappears off of the screen now and I
    > cannot look at it. Multiple dragging attemps did not work,
    > thought there was a "key sequence" or ?? to make all windows
    > return to the main monitor??
    >
    >


    Choose the off-screen window with Alt-Tab.
    Then hit Alt-Space and then "M".
    Then use the arrow keys to drag the window back into your current
    window.

    HTH,
    John
     
  5. John E. Carty

    John E. Carty Flightless Bird

    "Meebers" <Iwork@topposter.com> wrote in message
    news:e8C0apRzKHA.5288@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Had to look up some 2007 Tax filing stuff today. Back then this computer
    > had two monitors. By default, the tax stuff was sent to the second
    > monitor, it disappears off of the screen now and I cannot look at it.
    > Multiple dragging attemps did not work, thought there was a "key sequence"
    > or ?? to make all windows return to the main monitor??
    >


    ..Click on the application in the Task Bar
    ..Press Alt + SPACEBAR
    ..Press M
    ..Use the arrow keys to move the application back into the viewing area (this
    part consists of random trial-and-error)
    ..When the window is where you want it, press ENTER
     

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