Rescue a Rogue Window using the Keyboard

Your PC decides to open an important settings window on a secondary display (projector). The mouse cursor has disappeared in the bushes behind a building, or is hiding in the black drapes of a theatre. The menu bar is 10 metres wide

In this frustrating situation you can rescue the window mouse-free. This process works for most versions of Windows

  1. Hold down ‘Alt’ + ‘Tab’ (A window selection pop-up should appear on the primary display)
  2. While continuing to hold ‘Alt’, release ‘Tab’
  3. Tap ‘Tab’ multiple times to cycle through to the window you wish to move
  4. Release ‘Alt’ (The window will now be selected as if you had clicked on the title bar)
  5. Press ‘Alt’ + ‘Space’ (This opens the window’s ‘Window’ menu)
  6. Press ‘M’ (This selects the ‘Move’ command, turning the cursor into a cross with arrows)
  7. Use the keyboard’s arrow keys to move the window back onto the primary display
  8. Press ‘Enter’

Author: David Kirkpatrick