Open A Screen When You Can't Access The "Handles"


Q. I was tinkering with my display controls and now, when I open some of my files (it could be a Word or an Excel file), the top of the document is off the screen. As a result I can’t reach the title bar and therefore I can’t move the document down to where it belongs. Can you help?

A. You have two problems: accessing a document when the title bar is off the screen and fixing what you broke. First I’ll tell you how to move the document to the right place because it’s a problem that can occur anytime, and the solution is comparable with having an emergency key to your car.

Begin by clicking on the window you want to move; that makes the window active. Then press Alt+Spacebar and then the letter M on the keyboard. Those steps are the same as clicking on the small document icon in the upper-left corner of the window, with M being the shortcut key for Move . Now just use your arrow keys to reposition the window. When finished, press Enter.

To fix the settings problem, click on Start, Control Panel, Display and then Settings . Once there, you can adjust Screen resolution so documents will fit correctly on your monitor screen. You may have to tinker (by sliding the indicator to the right or left) to get the resolution you like.

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