If you work with multiple monitors regularly and then switch back to a single monitor, you may find that some of your applications open in the additional (now nonexistent) monitor. If you find this is the case, there are a couple of tricks I have found which work:
- If you can only see part of the application window, try resizing the window by dragging one of the corners or sides. When you to resize it, the full application should appear on your screen.
- If you cannot see the application at all, make sure you have it selected in the task bar, press Alt+Spacebar and then select Maximize from the system menu. After doing this, the application will be maximize on your screen.
I have tested these methods on Windows 7 and they do work. Of course, this is not a comprehensive list, so if you have a trick on recovering applications trapped on a nonexistent monitor, please share.
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