Jesse Mower sent us a tip on accessing open windows that are unseen.
With two office locations, I often go from dual screen to single screen, and back to dual. Sometimes I tell AutoCAD to pull up a tool window and it says it’s up, but I can’t see it! One day in frustration I smacked the keyboard and hit Shift+Alt+Spacebar. This opened a small menu that allowed me to click Move and use the arrow keys to move the open window onto the screen. What a find! I try to tell everyone I know.
NOTES FROM CADALYST TIP PATROL: Great tip. If you have ever gone back to a single monitor after working with two, you might have noticed that some of your windows are not there. Well, they are, you just can’t see them. Windows adjusts your icons and windows to fit on one screen automatically, but sometimes it doesn’t work out just right. Activate the application you need to find and press SHIFT+ALT+SPACEBAR to activate the control window for that application. You can move, restore, close, etc., as appropriate. Bookmark this very handy tip for the day you can’t find your window.
Tested in Windows XP Pro.