Rescue a Rogue Window using the Keyboard

The mouse cursor has disappeared in the bushes behind a building, or is hiding in the drapes of a theatre. The settings window is 10 metres wide.

You can rescue the window without needing to see the cursor. 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