Often I’ll find that either the title bar of a window, or the whole window itself, is somehow “located” off the edge of the screen. This often happens when changing between my built-in laptop monitor and my larger external monitor.

Thankfully, this problem is easy to fix. Just follow these four simple steps:

  1. Right-click on the window’s taskbar button. (The taskbar is the bar, usually at the bottom of the screen, where the “Start” button is located along with buttons for open windows.)
  2. Click “Move” from the popup menu that appears.
  3. Now, without moving the mouse, press one of the arrow keys on your keyboard (left, right, up, or down).
  4. If the window doesn’t appear, move around the mouse until it does.

If it didn’t work, make sure you aren’t moving the mouse between steps 2 and 3!