I've been searching for a way to get to the bottom portion of a dialogue box that spills below the edge of the screen. It's important that I get to it because it's where the save, default, cancel buttons are found. I've tried all sorts of shenanigans with move operations but none are working. I have also been looking for a way to make everything smaller but my screen resolution won't allow it (or I don't know if I'm looking in the right place).
I think a lot of people have had problems with actual windows (the ones that are resizable and can be pushed over the top edge) but this is a dialogue box that opens from within another window and I cannot push it further up from the edge.
I already have my taskbar placed to one side. I can confirm the buttons exist with some magnifying glass shenanigans but I have not been able to put them on screen.
This is really annoying and even worse if the title bar is outside of screen, so you cannot drag it.
The workaround I've been using is to install AutoHotKey and use EasyWindoDrag script. With that, you can drag the window or resize it by grabbing any part of window (using mouse), no only title bar or a corner. It works on every app I've tried.
As an added bonus, while you see a modal dialog, you can not only move that, but also move other windows of the app, which normally isn't possible.
Happens sometimes with programs that use a fixed size of windows, that unfortunately happens to be bigger than your desktop/screen size. Likely a poor programming decision, or written for a different/old version where they assumed a minimum screen size, or some screen setting that could be changed.
Sometimes the window could be resized and it might work
Maybe could move the window (maybe using the keyboard ALT+SPACE and arrow keys) to hide the top instead of the bottom
While using your magnifying workaround, memorize the number of TAB presses it takes to get from one known entry to another one. So maybe clicking on the filename entry, then pressing TAB 5 times will bring you to the Save button where you can press space/enter to save, even though you can't "see" it.
Change your screen resolution to something bigger (if there is one available), to fit the window. But that's a "poor"/clunky solution.
Instructions for 8.1 don't seem to be easily available on the windows.microsoft.com website, but they have Vista & 7, they're very similar so should be very similar for 8.1:
Open Screen Resolution by clicking the "Start button", clicking "Control Panel", and then, under "Appearance and Personalization", clicking "Adjust screen resolution".
Click the drop-down list next to Resolution, move the slider to the resolution you want, and then click Apply.
Click Keep to use the new resolution, or click Revert to go back to the previous resolution.
Download an app (in Firefox at least) called Infinite Screen. I had the same [rpblem and this fixes it. Simply install then hold Cntrl + Shift and move the window around with the touchpad, then move the screen back to its normal position.
Try AltMove. Among other features, it can be configured to move and resize windows and controls which can not be normally moved. I've used this a lot on a netbook with a low native resolution, where buttons on windows are frequently placed offscreen.
For example, it can be configured to move a window by holding alt and dragging it with the left mouse button. This will allow you to drag a window up and view its contents that are hidden below.