App located off screen

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  1. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    I have an app called Ventrilo that I use to talk to my friends. Normally it sits on my second screen.

    When I close the program, and then start it up while there are no other screens available, it will be off screen, and I can't seem to find a way to move it back to the main screen (only one screen, no external screen).

    Is there a way to "collect windows", so that they are all on the main screen again?
     
  2. omg its nlm

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    In the processes > Right Click and bring to front?

    Change the res so see if that helps?

    Reinstall the app?
     
  3. Taurus

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    does windows think there is a second screen? check display properties > settings tab. it shouldn't be able to open windows on screen area that doesn't exist.

    you can also try to right-click on the task bar > cascade windows.
     
  4. Grandmaster

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    Macintosh dudes.
     
  5. Geffy

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    Forget-Me-Not would help in this situation, sadly its not been updated for Leopard just yet.
     
  6. X-Istence

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    That does not help.

    That will bring it the front (as in, it is the current active app), but that won't help bring it to the main screen.
     
  7. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Not sure. I guess you've tried Expose?
     
  8. X-Istence

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    Yeah, that makes it the active app, but it won't move the app on to the screen.
     
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  10. X-Istence

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    /me looks up at the location of the thread. Oh, Macintosh.
     
  11. omg its nlm

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    oh well someone please ban me.
     
  12. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Tempting...

    Anyhoo, the problem in hand.

    Is there a "Zoom" option under the Window menu? In theory that should help. Alternatively, you can try deleting the .plist file, which is a huge pain in the arse as it will reset all your preferences, though it should also reset the window position. :)
     
  13. X-Istence

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    Yeah, that is exactly what I don't want to do. The zoom option works, however since the App seems to be dual screen unaware, it will Zoom it in such a way that I can't grab any of the side bars to then resize it.
     
  14. Geffy

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    Rename plist, relaunch, move to nice place, quit, restore plist, launch?
     
  15. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Surely restoring the old .plist would put it back off-screen.

    Once the app has been zoomed, is it not possible to move it at all? You should be able to move it so far left that you can grab the re-size corner, re-size the window, then re-drag it right?
     
  16. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    No, teh app is geh. I have just started leaving it on the main display instead of dragging it onto a secondary display. Now I don't have the problem anymore.
     
  17. Taurus

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    oh. well... there's your problem.

    :squareeye



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