Windows and multiple monitors

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A data point in case others have a similar problem.

I was having issues with my acessory programs like WSPR and WSJT showing up. The program would start, and show itself in the W10 task bar, but no application window. 

After some troubleshooting, I found out the problem. My W10 station has a laptop on the tabletop, and a 46 inch monitor on the wall directly above it. So for the dual monitor setup, I set up the second monitor above the laptop in display settings. This way the mouse pointer will operate logically as I change windows. 

Can't do that. While this makes the pointer work, it caused the problem with WSPR and WSJT, and their windows not showing up. Bummer.
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Mike - if the icons are showing in the task bar and the windows are not give this a try in windows 10.

Hover over the icon in the task bar. Slide the mouse up to the graphic of the window and right click. One of the options should be "Move". Click that then use your arrow keys and that should bring the application's window visible again.

Alternatively, select the app in the task bar, hit Alt+space then M and again use the arrow keys.



Doesn't always work but I've had good luck with it. Some apps don't seem to play well when going from one to two monitors or from one monitor size to another.

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Kev K4VD