When I try to open the chrome task manager it opens up in a window but it doesn't come into foreground. I can see the preview of it ihrough the Windows Task bar but I am not able to access it. The issue seems to be similar to the one detailed in this question : http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/t1bWSHFhoH4 but as no solution was provided to it, I can't seem to fix the problem. I even reinstalled Chrome but it's still not working.

I am using Chrome 31.0 on Windows 8.1 Pro


After being frustrated by this for weeks, I figured out the problem and it seems like a bug on Chrome's side. Actually it was coming up in the foreground just not in the visible space of the primary monitor. I noticed that there was something going into the left side of the screen.

So, to correct the problem I connected an additional monitor and made it extend to the left side of the primary monitor and there it was. I repositioned it to the primary window and it comes up fine now. Though I still don't get how it ended up there in the first place and even after reinstalls why it wasn't adjusting it's position to the primary monitor.

Edit: As kinokijuf commented a better way would be to use Alt-Space to move the screen back on to the main screen.

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    Or you could just alt-space it back without connecting additional displays… – kinokijuf Jan 21 '14 at 9:11
  • Ah! Could have then just used move of the menu and keyboard keys to bring it on to the main display. Thanks for the info. – erosenin Jan 21 '14 at 10:29
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    Thanks @kinokijuf and erosenin. Full steps are [alt-space], select move, then use the keyboard arrows to slide it back on screen. – bitsoflogic Dec 1 '15 at 14:24
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    Absolutely amazing that it's 3.5 years later and this is still a bug. Alt-Space->Maximize worked for me, thanks. – Charles Offenbacher Mar 7 '17 at 19:53

A variation on what kinokijuf suggested: I wasn't able to move the Chrome Task Manager using the Alt+Space technique. However, I was able to maximize it using the Alt+Space Technique, and then I just snapped it back to it's former place and it works fine now.

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Another solution that should work every time on Windows 7+ is to use win+left to hook it to the left side of the screen. Intuitively, you would think that this wouldn't help, since it's on a "different" screen, but this key combination forces Windows to check the displays and will put it on a real one.

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  • For me win+arrows didn't work, so I assumed it was a different sort of problem, but alt+space+maximize worked. – 1j01 Aug 28 '17 at 3:23

Just helped a customer with this. For the keyboard challenged, you can right click Chrome task manager in task bar, select maximize, and then drag title bar to where you want it.

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Best thing you can do is alt+space. From there you can maximize the window and it will appear.

To not have it disappear again when minimized, grab it by the collar(the thing you select when moving a window around) and place it anywhere.

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If you aren't going to use a shortcut. I solved the problem with few clicks:

From the notification menu on the right bottom -> project -> duplicate -> select the chrome task manager window from taskbar -> then go back to notification menu -> project -> pc only.

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