Dealing with App and OS windows appearing off screen edge?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by m021478, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. m021478 macrumors 6502

    Nov 23, 2007
    I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to how to go about handling situations in which an application's windows (or Finder windows) decide that they want to show up off the edge of the screen end out of reach of being relocated (via my mouse by clicking and dragging on one of the Window's toolbars)?

    I know that there are a couple of third-party applications that can assist in such a situation (such as MondoMouse & Zooom), but I was wondering if anyone knew of a way that this problem can be remedied without needing to resort to yet another third-party application to handle the task.

    I was thinking that perhaps Expose might be able to assist with this, but I don't really use it that much and am not sure if it can in fact help resolve such an issue...I tried using it, and tried initiating the 'All Windows' mode, but I still couldn't see one of my App's windows (that I know for a fact did exist at the time) luck using spaces & expose together either :(

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated... Thanks!
  2. WardC macrumors 68030


    Oct 17, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    You could adjust your screen resolution down, and then adjust it back up, sometimes this "gathers" windows. Or you could use the new "Spaces" feature in 10.5, and hold-drag to an edge of your screen. Also, sometimes the dock covers a section up, and you can right-click the seperator on the dock and choose to hide the dock temporarily.

    Hope this helps
  3. Poncho macrumors 6502


    Jun 15, 2007
    If I click on a finder window or application window that opens bigger than my screen, therefore making it impossible to re-size it by grabbing the corner of the window with my mouse, I simply click on the green + bubble and, hey presto!, the window snaps back into full view. I can then grab the corner with my mouse and make it the size I want. The next time I open up that window or app window the computer remembers the size that I made it last time.

    Is this what you mean?

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