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I've been using a desktop monitor with my laptop but now that I'm mobile Skype has presumably remembered it's position on a now non-existent area of the desktop rendering it unusable (which is the one reason I brought my laptop away from home in the first place!).

Any hints for restoring a window to a visible area of the desktop?

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Probably worth reporting this as a bug to Skype, as well... – Rowland Shaw Dec 24 '09 at 12:10
@Rowland Shaw - to be honest I'm more inclined to blame Vista for not forcing all windows onto the visible monitor once the previously attached monitor is gone. Surely Skype shouldn't have to pro-actively check for this? – rohancragg Dec 26 '09 at 13:37
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This was not Skype-specific (although it's strange that the Skype taskbar entry doesn't show the 'Move' option which made me suspicious).

The answer is to bring misplaced off-screen windows back to your desktop...

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open the display properties and change the setting as shown below, uncheck Attached and Apply.

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this will force all windows to the primary display.

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This is a very interesting option that I was not aware of. However this would not have worked for me since the (previously attached) monitor was not displayed in this dialog. Windows knew the monitor was 'gone' but the Skype window clearly didn't. – rohancragg Dec 26 '09 at 13:36

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