Window constantly opens off screen, moving the screen and closing at right window does not work

I have a dual-screen setup. One screen used to be on the left side, then I changed it to the right side, which created all problems.

Now, I have a window that constantly opens off screen. I can move the window to the desired place using alt+space and move, but after I close it next time it again opens off-screen.

I think the problem is because the window that opens off-screen is a sub-window for another window. Meaning that there is a window on the second screen, and sup-window is a settings window of the original window. I can change where the original window opens, but I am stuck with the sub-window.

Is there any way to reset where all windows open? I would greatly appreciate any help!

I am using Windows 10

Edit: If I change the screen to the right, then the sub-window opens properly. But again moving and closing the sub-window on another place does not help.

Answers 1

  • This is not a Windows issue and there is no "general fix" for this.
    It is a design flaw or bug in the program itself in the way it deals with windows-placement.

    So file a complaint with the vendor of the application (if possible).

    Having said that: Some programs keep a list of previously used windows-positions in a configuration file or in the registry.
    Sometimes you can edit those manually to more sane values.
    Typical places to look are the registry under HKLM\Software and/or HKCU\Software, .INI files in the program-folder of the program (sometimes also found in C:\windows) and other config-files (often with a .CFG, .CONF or .PREFS extension) in the program-folder.

    Always keep a backup of what was originally in there in case your changes didn't work as expected. And ONLY make such changes when the application itself is NOT running.


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