5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 2, 2006 8:07 AM by Darren Linkin
jrminc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
i've been looking at the other posts regarding this and have not come to a conclusion as to what i should do. I had a two monitor setup but now only have 1. my printer queue window shows up when i activate expose but it's off my main screen now. I don't want to trash the pref file since all my settings are there, right? Any solutions to this? thanks.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.7), Dual 3ghz | 2gb ram
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,595 points)
    Open Apple menu -> System Preferences -> Displays.
    In there is an option to "Gather Windows."
    If it is grayed out, you may need to reconnect the second display.
  • Malcolm Rayfield Level 7 Level 7 (28,070 points)
    i've been looking at the other posts regarding this
    and have not come to a conclusion as to what i should
    do. I had a two monitor setup but now only have 1.
    my printer queue window shows up when i activate
    expose but it's off my main screen now. I don't
    want to trash the pref file since all my settings
    are there, right? Any solutions to this? thanks.

    Try turning on Mirroring in the "Arrangement" pane of "Displays" System Preference. You should then be able to move windows. Then set displays back to normal, if needed.
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (278,440 points)
    Open the Script Editor in the /Applications/AppleScript/ folder and enter the following:

    tell application "app name"
    set bounds of window 1 to {357, 296, 667, 511}
    end tell

    Insert the name of the application which controls the window between the quote marks in line 1. If this command moves the wrong window, increment the first number in line 2 until the correct one is targeted; you can also specify windows by name the same way the application's name is specified. This may not work with all applications.

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  • Darren Linkin Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
    Hi,
    Hope this isn't hijacking this post since seems to be answered/over.

    This script editor idea worked great for the main window, but the things I lose off screen are the toolbars for window (e.g., endnote, formatting). Using "Microsoft Word" as the "app name" bring the word window front and center but doesn't affect the toolbars. Is there some way of indicating them here? I tried to use tell "window" and "Formatting Palette" without success, for instance...
    Darren
  • jrminc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    thanks a lot!