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I have an application that opens a modeless dialog (no entry in taskbar), but that dialog opens on a monitor that is not connected at the moment.

How can I move this modeless dialog to my current monitor?

Update

I had to close the application, then re-open it, and then both suggestions by @torbengb and @Xantec worked. Thanks!

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bummer, torbengb beat me by 21 seconds –  Xantec Nov 26 '10 at 15:26
    
If the window doesn't have focus, can you alt-tab to select it? If yes, then the answers given will help you. –  Torben Gundtofte-Bruun Nov 26 '10 at 15:26
    
Xantec: Glad to be the one to be ahead for a change :-) –  Torben Gundtofte-Bruun Nov 26 '10 at 15:27
    
@torbengb alt-tab is not selecting it. :( –  mlsteeves Nov 26 '10 at 15:41
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glad to hear you got it –  Xantec Nov 26 '10 at 16:10

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In Windows, you can always get to the window menu using the keyboard:

  1. Press Alt+Space then Enter which selects the first menu entry, Move.
  2. Then use the arrow keys to move the dialog.
  3. If the window is outside your visible viewport, then the dialog should jump into sight at the first arrow-keypress. If it doesn't then I hope you can remember to what side the unconnected monitor was and press the arrow key for the opposite direction.
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In my case the Alt+Space brings up the system menu for the parent application, not the modeless dialog. I can use Spy++ to verify that the window is created, but I can't find a way to move it. –  mlsteeves Nov 26 '10 at 15:40

If you can be reasonably sure that the dialog has focus you can try ALT+Space then M and use the arrow keys to move it. when you have it where you want it press Enter.

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In my case the Alt+Space brings up the system menu for the parent application, not the modeless dialog. I can use Spy++ to verify that the window is created, but I can't find a way to move it. –  mlsteeves Nov 26 '10 at 15:40

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