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I'm on a Windows XP notebook with a screen resolution of 1024x600. I have the problem that I can't click a button of a desktop program because it is off screen. Selecting the button through Tab+Enter isn't working either.

Is it possible to drag the whole window off screen so I can see and click the button?

Thank you.

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You can do this using the keyboard:

  1. Select the window that you want to move back to the main screen area via the task bar or Alt+Tab

  2. Press Alt+Space

  3. Press M, then an arrow key (eg Down)

  4. Move the mouse/cursor to snap the window onto the screen and move it as desired

Alternatively, on Windows7, press WinKey + UP to maximise the window, and then drag the titlebar downwards to unmaximise and move the window.

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Thank you very much! – Paul Mar 20 '12 at 18:50

Paul, I assume that you mean drag the Window on screen and not off screen.

You should be able to get the Window menu by right-clicking on it in the taskbar, then choose Move. At this point you can use your cursor keys to move the Window back onto the viewable screen space.

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Thanks for that info! – Paul Mar 21 '12 at 12:15

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