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I'm new to my Mac and using Flash.

When I go to the Publish Settings option I expect to see something like this:


But, instead of seeing that nice bar at the top saying "Publish Settings" and the like, I get:


While this isn't completely terrible with respect to functionality, it still messes with my head. I need the comfort of having that bar at the top. And in other programs, I've periodically experienced an unusable window, where some option I needed was in a place I couldn't reach.

On Windows, I'd right-click the thingy in the taskbar and select "Move" and move that window where I want it. How do I do something similar on my Mac?

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That's strange behavior! Maybe this will work: Change your screen resolution in the Display panel in the System Preferences. Try displaying that dialog again, and then change it back to whatever resolution it was.

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Thanks! This worked! Bonus points: Isn't there a simpler way though? To readjust my screen resolution every time this happens seems to be kind of a lot of work compared to just doing the right-click move thing. – mrduclaw Dec 3 '09 at 15:59
Your absolutely right. While checking for a solution, the problem occurred here. I'm curious if this is a bug in Flash itself. Have you tried to restart Adobe Flash after changing (and re-changing) your display resolution? After I restarted flash the problem was gone.. – sv88 Dec 3 '09 at 16:15
Thanks! I'll try it, and I'll add "can't move windows" to my list of things OSX can't do but my Windows box can. ;) – mrduclaw Dec 3 '09 at 20:45
I don't believe you can move windows in Mac OS X with the keyboard without third-party software such as Mercury Mover ( – Lawrence Velázquez Dec 4 '09 at 7:06
@Lawrence Velázquez, does that mean there's a way to move a window with the mouse without clicking the top of the window? 'Cause that should fix my problem too, right? – mrduclaw Dec 5 '09 at 0:19

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