Saturday, July 20, 2013

I have a dual monitor setup. So time to time I need to bring misplaced off-screen windows back to my desktop and this is really annoying when my second screen is turned off or when I am using my projector. So I decided to make a program to fix this problem. And here it is.



This program moves all the windows to the primary screen and maximize them all.

Feel free to download it and use it. I just want help others and if you think you can help me with some advice I would appreciate your help.

Sorry about my english. If anyone could help me with it, I would appreciate very much.

More info https://sourceforge.net/projects/movewindows/

Download link: https://sourceforge.net/projects/movewindows/files/latest/download
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Update 2/23/2015 I released a new version with some new features:





17 comments:

  1. Respect to you good sir! I have been trying to get my SEGA emulator back on the main screen for weeks! This tiny and very helpful program immediately forced all of the programs that insist they are open in the (now) non existent second screen to appear on my main screen. I am using Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit. Your little program worked perfectly.
    Again thank you!
    The only advice I could offer is to digitally sign it in some fashion. It has the pop up window when it is used that it is not signed and would I like to run this program.

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  2. Hello! I´m glad to hear that this app is working for you. To be honest with you, I am new in the digital certificates world. So right now, I am working with cacert.org in order to get the appropiate certificates. Meanwhile I will release this version with a test certificate. I hope you enjoy it.

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/movewindows

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  3. Thank you Carlos! This little proggie saves the day when the "move" option has been disabled.

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  4. Thanks a lott Carlos!!!! I lost 3 day trying to find my windows. Super tool.

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  5. Glad I ran into your app! Tried several other suggestions and nothing worked. Your app finally restored my rouge window back to my monitor! Thanks for your fine work!

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  6. Works great, I have linked it to my taskbar.
    Thanks².

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  7. Major headache solved!!!! Thank you!!!

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  8. 1> This program moves all the windows to the primary screen
    2> and maximize them all.

    #1 is excellent.
    #2 makes the entire program totally useless.

    Why would I want 10 properly sizes, properly positioned windows... *ALL*
    plastered directly over each other???

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    2. Hi. Thank you for test my app!!! The answer to your question is easy. Because you can't reach your (properly sized) window in any other way. In that case, its a little price to pay in order to recover your window (program).

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    3. Thanks for sharing such a nice application with us. Could you do an option NOT to maximaze the windows but just send them to the primary display?

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  9. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

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  10. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!! I went from a dua screen set up to a single screen and I had a scanner window that can not be resized because it is designed to be a fixed size. Your program worked perfectly where others failed.

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  11. Unfortunately I tried your program and it did not work. I had multiple programs open and they all moved to the main screen except for Bitlord. Bitlord stayed off screen. I also ran your program with only Bitlord running and your program still did not work.

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  12. Hi Nick! Did you try to run the program as Administrator?

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  13. I've spent an hour trying to find a solution like this... Thank you so much!!!
    This is also useful when you are using a dock, just before unpluging the computer, run this, and avoid some application to crash:!!
    Thanks again!

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  14. It works - it's brilliant - thanks!!

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