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Sometimes Chrome opens off screen. This has happened before. Clicking maximize doesn't help. Please help. peckerberto 10/4/09 3:08 PM
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Re: Sometimes Chrome opens off screen. This has happened before. Clicking maximize doesn't help. Please help. wár17 § 10/4/09 4:28 PM
What webapage are you opening?  Clarify what you mean by 'off screen".  The whole page is off screen or part of the page is off screen?
Re: Sometimes Chrome opens off screen. This has happened before. Clicking maximize doesn't help. Please help. peckerberto 10/4/09 8:01 PM
I'm opening my home page which is Yahoo and the entire page is off screen.  After many tries I was able to drag the page from the right of me desktop to where I could see it.  I have to right click it on the task bar, select move, the cursor disappears to the right off the screen and then I have to drag the page back to the desktop.  This is not the first time this has happened.  It took a bit of trial and error to figure out how to restore it and it doesn't always work.  I usually have to reboot and go through the process several times to get it back.  I read on the forum that someone else had the same problem.
Re: Sometimes Chrome opens off screen. This has happened before. Clicking maximize doesn't help. Please help. wár17 § 10/4/09 10:00 PM
Does the same thing happen on another browser?

Have you reinstall Chrome?  A file could be corrupt.
Re: Sometimes Chrome opens off screen. This has happened before. Clicking maximize doesn't help. Please help. trevorsg 10/4/09 10:50 PM
Once it's open, Press  ALT + [Spacebar], then X, and that should maximize the window in your screen. My guess is that this is happening when youdo things that change your resolution to a lower setting, like playing some old full screen games or use Remote Desktop.
Re: Sometimes Chrome opens off screen. This has happened before. Clicking maximize doesn't help. Please help. peckerberto 10/5/09 11:35 AM
Does not happen with other browsers.  I reinstalled the latest stable version of chrome and it didn't change anything.  I'll try the Alt + spacebar then X the next time it happens.  I don't use Remote Desktop but I do occasionally play old games using an emulator like Mame or Project64.  Anyhow, thanks for all the suggestions.
Re: Sometimes Chrome opens off screen. This has happened before. Clicking maximize doesn't help. Please help. CaroleAnne 1/25/10 9:06 AM
Thanks trevorsg!
Re: Sometimes Chrome opens off screen. This has happened before. Clicking maximize doesn't help. Please help. JamesNWA 2/25/10 9:53 AM
What I did was unlock my taskbar, move it to the right and then move it back to the bottom. And this fixed the problem.
Re: Sometimes Chrome opens off screen. This has happened before. Clicking maximize doesn't help. Please help. Benzorro 3/5/10 11:28 AM
I have had this same problem a couple of times.  Here is a link and this worked for me.
http://www.onetipaday.com/2008/01/11/how-to-move-off-screen-windows-back-to-your-desktop/
Re: Sometimes Chrome opens off screen. This has happened before. Clicking maximize doesn't help. Please help. grennis 8/2/10 6:56 PM
Pressing Ctrl+Space, X, only works to maximize the window for that one time. The next time I run Chrome, it appears way down in the right corner again.

When I move it back to the desktop and close it, why doesn't it persist that location? Why does it have this crazy location persisted? How can I clear this configuration setting?
Re: Sometimes Chrome opens off screen. This has happened before. Clicking maximize doesn't help. Please help. grennis 8/2/10 6:58 PM
And I just did "Reset Defaults" and the settings screen, and still no luck. It appears down in the right corner, barely visible.
Re: Sometimes Chrome opens off screen. This has happened before. Clicking maximize doesn't help. Please help. sifugreg 9/10/10 1:17 PM
Yup, same problem here.  Earlier today it was find then BAM! out of nowhere it opens up as big as both my monitors but off screen.  No settings changed, no resolution issues etc.  I can move, resize drag and drop until I'm blue in the face but it still opens up huge and with the upper left corner of chrome peeking out of the bottom right of my rightmost display.
Re: Sometimes Chrome opens off screen. This has happened before. Clicking maximize doesn't help. Please help. sifugreg 9/10/10 1:19 PM
Another nugget: If there is an existing chrome window open, this  behavior does not persist.  It only happens if you are opening a new chrome window and not if you are opening a new instance of the browser.
Re: Sometimes Chrome opens off screen. This has happened before. Clicking maximize doesn't help. Please help. sifugreg 9/10/10 1:22 PM
Okay, last one and I'll quit.  An additional anomaly, is that when no chrome windows are open, you can't open a saved shortcut.  As an example, this forum, I drug to my desktop as I'm debugging.  If I click and enter, double click or right click and chose open, Chrome doesn't launch.  If, however, chrome is running (launched by running the executable, not the association), it opens right up in a new tab when double clicked.
Re: Sometimes Chrome opens off screen. This has happened before. Clicking maximize doesn't help. Please help. SuaUa 9/20/10 12:29 PM
I had exactly the symptoms sifugreg describes (when chrome is open, another window opens alright. when it's closed, it opens shifted away from the desktop - I can barely see its ears sticking in the lower right corner of the screen). I also noticed an AVG "security" toolbar in Firefox (I never installed that one - must be AVG's doing during some auto-update tonight). Anyway, I simply deleted C:\program files\avg\avg9\toolbar folder, uninstalled chrome and then downloaded and installed chrome again.
seems to open ok now. Not sure if the AVG's toolbar is at fault here - could be just a coincidence.
Re: Sometimes Chrome opens off screen. This has happened before. Clicking maximize doesn't help. Please help. Guy 2 10/28/10 10:29 PM
Close all Chrome browsers.
Now open a Chrome browser.  Shrink it to windowed mode - meaning not maximized or minimized but a window.
Drag the top bottom left right margins of window to the edge of your monitor screen.
Now close the Chrome browser.
Now it s/b fixed.

Open a new browser.  Open a second browser.  Your second browser should appear as your first browser now.
You can maximize your browser and it should work fine now.
Re: Sometimes Chrome opens off screen. This has happened before. Clicking maximize doesn't help. Please help. jremmy 12/7/10 8:52 PM
@jamesNWA BRILLIANT!!! Worked like a charm! Thanks! This was bugging the heck out of me!
Re: Sometimes Chrome opens off screen. This has happened before. Clicking maximize doesn't help. Please help. pateras 1/31/11 7:36 AM
@JamesNWA - Worked for me, too.
Re: Sometimes Chrome opens off screen. This has happened before. Clicking maximize doesn't help. Please help. SunnyBalanga 6/10/11 6:58 AM
In my case, the browser was not to be seen at all - it was completely off screen.
What I did was hit "alt + space", then "M" (for move), and then "arrow-left" (since my browser was hiding on the right) until I could see the browser enought to drag it to place.
I even wrote a little post about it here (this is my first post on the forum and I have no idea if the link I posted will show, so apologies in advance if it does not.) :
http://www.sunnybalanga.com/2011/06/09/chrome-broweser-goes-off-screen-fixed-resolved/
Re: Sometimes Chrome opens off screen. This has happened before. Clicking maximize doesn't help. Please help. bookmarkjedi 7/6/11 7:21 PM
Two possible approaches for any window that opens off screen:

(1) To maximize window
      - ALT + SPACE
      - hit X key

(2) To move window using arrow keys:
      - ALT + SPACE
      - hit M key
      - use arrow keys to move the window
      - (alternatively for the last step: tap any arrow key once, which grabs the window, then move the mouse as needed)
Re: Sometimes Chrome opens off screen. This has happened before. Clicking maximize doesn't help. Please help. sjmsing 8/23/11 5:05 AM
JamesNWA: wow it worked!  This suddenly started happening and new windows would open with just a little peak onto my screen.  Bizarre but now I am back to normal.  Thanks
Re: Sometimes Chrome opens off screen. This has happened before. Clicking maximize doesn't help. Please help. SamIAm....IThink 9/23/11 2:20 PM
@JamesNWA--- yup that fixed the problem.
Re: Sometimes Chrome opens off screen. This has happened before. Clicking maximize doesn't help. Please help. Ninjashizzle 6/13/12 7:08 AM
This worked for me, thanks man.
Re: Sometimes Chrome opens off screen. This has happened before. Clicking maximize doesn't help. Please help. Najla Mohamed 7/11/13 10:30 PM
THANX, IT REALLY HELPED
Re: Sometimes Chrome opens off screen. This has happened before. Clicking maximize doesn't help. Please help. Maisi Julian 7/16/13 6:24 PM
The problem occurs when you've got "extend these displays" selected under "Screen Resolution".  Right click anywhere on your desktop, select "Screen Resolution" then use the drop-down box to select "Show Desktop Only On 1".  That should permanently fix the problem.  
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