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I have a program that is stuck under the task bar in Windows 7. I cannot click on it because (I think) the click is interpreted as being on the task bar and not on the program.
How do I recover it? The program does not show up when I alt-tab through all of the programs. It also does not show up in Applications in the Task Manager.
Apr 6, 2010 at 13:44
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Right-click on the Taskbar and select
Apr 6, 2010 at 13:46
tonyr roth tonyr roth
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Just click the taskbar and click on "Cascade Windows" or "Show Windows side by side". The window that has gone under the taskbar will snap back up!
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Jan 31, 2012 at 8:13
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Right click the taskbar and unlock it if it is locked. then you can drag it out of the way and move the program.
Apr 7, 2010 at 4:00
Browse to your Desktop folder in Windows Explorer (Windows logo + E)
(If you have the default UI, you're favorite folders should be on the top left. Desktop should be the first option.)
Select the application shortcut in Explorer.
Cut the shortcut and paste it somewhere (to remove it from your Desktop folder) and cut it again.
Go to your Desktop (Windows logo + D) and paste it where you want it.
Apr 6, 2010 at 13:52
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Right click the programs Window (hover over program symbol, wait, right click the popping up window), hit "move" and use your arrows on the keyboard to move it up
Jan 31, 2012 at 16:11
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if anyone is having this issue on windows 10, right click on task bar, select properties, change "taskbar location on screen" to right or left....this should allow you to grab the hidden window. when your done you can just change it back
May 6, 2016 at 18:45
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For most programs you can just tile and they'll be moved up for you.
If you're running Windows7 or higher you should be able to simply alt+tab or alt+windows+tab the program into focus and then windows+arrow the program around the screen.
Jan 31, 2012 at 18:07
Find the applications icon in your start menu, right click there and unpin from taskbar
Jul 2, 2012 at 0:14
Click on the Windows home button, then search taskbar. There will be an option called Autohide taskbar. Click on it. It will open a setting page. Check the box that says autohide taskbar. Then click apply.
Mar 31, 2016 at 18:42
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