I have a problem similar to this question, where I have a dialog box (several, actually) that opens on a disconnected monitor. Since the dialog box does not have an entry on the taskbar, I cannot invoke the "move" command. Short of reconnecting the monitor, is there any other way to get the dialog boxes back to my main monitor? I'm using Windows XP, SP2.
- Use Alt-Tab to make the app/dialog active.
- Press Alt-Space, followed by the 'm' key (in english OS - Move, different letter in other languages).
- Hold the left arrow for a second.
- Move your mouse (without pressing any mouse buttons) until you see it.
enterwhen you have it where you want. (Left click works as well.)
If the dialog is modal (like an open file dialog), it should get focus when the main app is selected, even if it doesn't have an entry on the taskbar. The Alt-Space followed by 'm' selects the move option on the window.
It sounds like your computer still thinks the external monitor is attached, because when there is only 1 display, all dialogs should automatically be moved to that display. I would check in your display properties to make sure that your remaining monitor is the only one set up, and that the other one is indeed disconnected.
- Move your main monitor to the second port, move them all back, then reattach.
- You can also disable the second display completely in display properties
- Right click desktop
- Dropdown for display
- Select second display and uncheck "extend my desktop..."