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How to move menus that have gone off-screen.
show user profile  Boing
I hooked up a 32 inch monitor over christmas to have a play with it and shuffled my material editor about to give me more workspace but now I've gone back tp a 24 incher the menu remains off-screen. Is there any way to reset its position? If I pull up slate it'll be in the middle of the screen but the compact editor is nowhere.

I'm on Max 2012.
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1/8/2016 1:25:11 PM (last edit: 1/8/2016 1:25:11 PM)
show user profile  LionDebt
Trick is to make the "hidden" window active first. So, in the case of the Material Editor, press "M".
Once it's active, you can jiggle it around using WindowsKey+ArrowKeys to anchor it around different points on your screen.

So, for example, if my window is hiding somewhere on my left monitor (which, for example is off), I make it active, then hit WindowsKey+RightArrow a few times until I can see it.

edit: Ahh, not so sure about Compact vs Slate if you've undocked them from each other or whatever. Worst case scenario is deleting the .ini file preferences to set everything back to default (which is almost as bad as Hitler, especially if you have a tonne of keybinds etc all set up nicely).
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1/8/2016 1:30:20 PM (last edit: 1/8/2016 1:31:51 PM)
show user profile  FX
This should do it for you:

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1/8/2016 1:33:45 PM (last edit: 1/8/2016 1:34:34 PM)
show user profile  Boing
Liondebt: Perfect, worked first time thanks very much! I need to learn some basic Windows stuff like this, I only tend to learn software packages never basic OS skills.

FX: Thanks for that, didn't need it this time but it seems like a handy script, going in the bank for future.
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1/8/2016 2:10:58 PM (last edit: 1/8/2016 2:10:58 PM)
show user profile  FX
Liondebts tip negates the need for it :/, never knew about it either.

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1/8/2016 3:04:44 PM (last edit: 1/8/2016 3:04:44 PM)
show user profile  Boing
Knew that was too easy, I've lost my Display Floater box, the windows button trick didn't help and the feckin script isn't running.....
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1/8/2016 3:12:47 PM (last edit: 1/8/2016 3:12:47 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
If you have two monitors, try flipping the position of them in the display properties, you can often see of-screen dialogs that way if they don't cooperate.

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1/8/2016 3:19:49 PM (last edit: 1/8/2016 3:19:49 PM)
show user profile  Boing
Yeah, I tried that, tried dropping the res down too in the hope it would re-position but no luck. You'd think software would be smart enough to read the screen res and not place objects outside those bounds.
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1/8/2016 3:29:24 PM (last edit: 1/8/2016 3:29:24 PM)
show user profile  Boing
Think I'd rather buy another monitor to fix this and return it as opposed to resetting all my .ini files
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1/8/2016 3:31:07 PM (last edit: 1/8/2016 3:31:07 PM)
show user profile  Boing
If I could right click on the top of the window I could use the MOVE command to push it up with arrow keys but obviously I can't touch it. Apparently SHIFT+ F10 is the keyboard equivalent of a right click but because it's context sensitive you have to have the mouse over the window to get the options you need....

I just know this is a fucking omen for the year ahead.
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1/8/2016 3:38:48 PM (last edit: 1/8/2016 3:38:48 PM)
show user profile  Boing
Right, in case anyone else gets stuck I got this sorted by a combination of 2 things.


this script essentially does what FX's script does except that one wouldn't run for me, this one does. It worked for my environment box but not my selection floater.

2) ALT+ SPACEBAR (after opening the selection floater making it active) brings up the controls that a right click on the window head does (move, minimise etc) if you know where the window is you can select 'M' for move and use the arrow keys to nudge it back. Mine was in a different postcode so I chose 'n' for minimise, then dragged it up from its minimised position into the centre of the screen, right clicked and closed it then when I opened it again it was in the centre of the screen.
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1/8/2016 6:30:56 PM (last edit: 1/8/2016 6:30:56 PM)
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