OS X: How to resize an off-screen window?

When I switched from two monitors to one (I have an external monitor at work), one of my XTerm windows was left in a state where it’s resize handle is off-screen. I can’t resize it, nor can I move it, since it’s already at the top of the screen.

Any tips or freeware for fixing this problem?

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63 thoughts on “OS X: How to resize an off-screen window?

  1. Hold the Option Key while clicking the green + dot/button in upper left.

    Just found this on another help site.

  2. Still can not get mine to resize so I can grab it corner and shrink it. All it does is move left to right not diagonal.

  3. I think Window -> Zoom does what the OP wants to do, in MS Office anyway.

  4. Try pulling the windows edge or corner while holding option, shift or combination. It shrinks or expands the window on either opposite or all sides. So if you drag the window bottom edge up while holding option key, your upper edge will appear at once. I had the same problem as you, Marc, as I am using this when disconneting MacBook Pro from external monitor — not all the windows shrink properly. Not sure if it works with Xterm as I do not play with it.

  5. Hello,
    A friend of mine wrote a free tool for bringing back the windows. Maybe it’s what you need it. So, if you want to check it out, go here : http://bring-em-back.com

    I think, this is what you need.
    Cheers, Gabriel

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