Reset Windows XP Window Positions

Posted on 2011-10-27
Last Modified: 2013-11-08
We have an XP machine that we used to use with three monitors.  One was driving by the IG and two by an additional video card.  We are not temporarily using it with one monitor.  However, when we open several applications they are on screen 2 or 3, but we only have 1 monitor hooked up to the machine.  How can we reset all the window positions so they will all appear on the primary screen?
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    I have no clue if this can be done, but if you have a window in an invisible place, you can hit Alt+Space to open up the system menu, choose the "Move" option and hit one of the cursor-keys. This will make the window be 'glued' to the mouse-pointer, so you can move it to a visible area.
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    if you open a window and find it in an invisible place, why not right click on an empty spot on the taskbar and choose Cascade Windows. That will cascade all windows open for you
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    Assuming when you go to Display Properties, it appears on another non present machine?

    Try this.... (Assuming the Device Manager would even popup on another screen). If it is visible on the single screen, don't worry about Safe Mode.....

    Launch in VGA Mode, and and uninstall ALL the Video Cards. Then reboot, and everything should default to the only present "primary" screen".....

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