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I just opened Wunderlist (the one from the Windows store) and the top half is off-screen. Right-clicking the icon in the task bar and selecting move no longer works, since it's not there. Accessing the move command in the menu bar through the keyboard as suggested here doesn't work.

How do I get it back on screen? (and why is this still an issue, so many years later?)

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  • Screenshot plz? Jul 10, 2016 at 12:19
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    Generally Alt+Space then R (restore) or Alt + Space then X (maximize) should bring things in focus.
    – Jedi
    Jul 10, 2016 at 13:40
  • Try Nirsoft's WinLister which is mentioned in the linked post. In WinLister, select the window you want to center and press Ctrl + F6. Or right-click the entry and click "Center Selected Windows".
    – w32sh
    Jul 10, 2016 at 14:16
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    So at work i have two monitors. The window in question was in the right monitor when i left work (close laptop lid). Working from home today, the window would fly to the right. Only thing that worked was Alt + Space then X (maximize) .. thx Jedi!
    – robnardo
    Mar 28, 2018 at 12:41
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    Alt+Space then M will let you move the window around using the arrow keys. That helped me get out of this situation. Also once you start moving with the arrow keys, you can continue moving with the mouse until you click the left button to release. Jun 29, 2018 at 14:14

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Sometimes it is impossible to right click the runaway window so none of the other solutions here work. The only foolproof method that I found ALWAYS helps is to find the process in task manager, click on the arrow to expand the application dropdown, then right-click the process and select "maximize window".

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  • Selecting what, @Rup? :) Mar 27, 2017 at 18:34
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    In Win 10 task manager, you may have to click a small arrow to expand the process and then right-click the lost window and maximize.
    – CyberMonk
    Oct 11, 2017 at 3:27
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    Hm, I don't have the "maximize window" option. This worked for me though.
    – Peter
    Oct 27, 2017 at 10:09
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    In the current windows 10, there is no "maximize window" in the task list, via process, or in the start menu. For me. Mar 21, 2018 at 22:46
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    To get the maximize option, holding shift, click on the icon of the running application in your taskbar. You'll see the options for minimize, maximize, move, etc.
    – Jon L.
    May 11, 2020 at 2:44
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First activate the window by clicking on it on the taskbar and then press the Windows logo key on your keyboard together with the left or right arrow key.

If the window was minimized, you have to press Windows logo + arrow up key.

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    usually this works for me too. But today it didn't :(
    – Jake Smith
    May 30, 2017 at 19:24
  • This did the trick for me. Application had no shift+right click menu (WinSCP). Held Windows Key and tapped <left> a few times and voila! Mar 3, 2018 at 0:30
  • That's done the trick, as @SourceMatters said, sometimes need a couple of repeated <left> clicks.
    – raphie
    Jun 17, 2018 at 22:07
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    Great option, the others did not work for me.
    – boardtc
    Nov 27, 2018 at 16:10
  • This only works for application windows that support window-snapping. This method doesn't work on Hyper-V virtual machine windows for some reason.
    – Jon L.
    May 11, 2020 at 2:45
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Resizing the window from the bottom and dragging it to the edge of the screen to activate the snap function worked.

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