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Lost dialog - off screen.

A - answer If you have lost a dialog in AutoCAD, Inventor or other Windows application - got off-screen (e.g. after a change of display resolution, or by mouse dragging) - you can try to get it back blindly, just with your cursor arrow keys.

  1. Run the command displaying the given dialog - e.g. the LAYER command in AutoCAD, or Content Center in Inventor
  2. Press the key combination ALT+Spacebar
  3. Press once the Down-arrow key and then Enter (=the Move function)
  4. Now use repeatedly your keyboard arrow keys (up, down, left, right) and try to retrieve ("hunt") the hidden dialog back on the visible screen.
ACADInventorRevitCivil3dsmax
100% Windows  CAD 
17.9.2007    23241x   FAQ  
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applies to: AutoCAD · Inventor · Revit · AutoCAD Civil 3D · 3ds Max ·

See also:
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Tip 9962:Revit: long delay after you click on the application menu ("R")
Tip 8778:How not lose edited DWG drawing even when closed without saving.
Tip 8018:My AutoCAD command line window is off-screen.
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