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I use Outlook Express to handle my e-mail.  It used to work fine. Lately however, every time I open the application, the program window is off-center on my display screen.  The scroll bars are not accessible.  I tried clicking and draging the title bar to move the window back where it belongs, but it won't move.  

How can I get Outlook Express back to the center of the screen?
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by:mconner
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BillFiore....I had something similar happen to Internet explorer window...I went into screen properties by right clicking on desktop screen, and clicked on tab called STB Vision. There was a set of four arrows that allowed you to center the screen display. This allowed me to get at the right hand scroll bar. ...let me know
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by:BillFiore
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To mconner:

Thanks for your comment.  Unfortunately my PC does not have the STB vision tab in display properties.  I suspect that is a proprietary software control for your monitor.

Bill
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by:BillFiore
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Further note:
Only the Outlook Express window is off center.  No other applications are effected.  I upgraded to IE5 and thereby upgraded Outlook Express also to version 5 and the problem was not effected.  
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by:wistex
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It looks like Outlook is remembering where the window location is set every time you start it and it happens to be off your screen.

Try clicking on the icon on the far left-hand side of the title bar.  It should bring up a menu.  Click on move, and then try to move the window.  I've had a few programs act up and do the same thing and I've used this to solve the problem and move the window.

Also, have you tried to double click on the title bar?  That won't move it, but it should maximize the window making it useable if you still can't move it.

Also, if you can't see the icon on the title bar, try this.  When the application is selected (titlebar is hightlighted), press the alt key.  Press the up arrow, and then press the left arrow.  The menu for the icon should show up.  Use your cursor keys or mouse to select the desired option (in your case "move").

Scott
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mconner earned 200 total points
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..lots of good tips to try from wistex...(it happened to me, recently, only affecting explorer window, outlook was ok???)....I changed my screen resolution then changed it back again, and things synched up...it's been ok for a few days....(wacky "Windows" at work again....)
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by:BillFiore
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To wistex:

Thanks for your suggestion.  I can get the menu you mentioned to popup.  However, the "move" option is greyed out.
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by:BillFiore
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To mconner:

You are right, Pal!  You win the $64,000 question.  Your suggestion worked.
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The move option was grayed out!  I've never seen that one before.
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