Silly question, but I can't move my steam friends list window, the top bar is somehow underneath the main bar of unity at the top.

In Windows you can right-click (or shift-click in Windows 7) and select to 'Move' when a window can be seen directly.

Something similar possible here?


  • Also, press and hold the super key for a list of handy shortcuts!
    – Noki
    Oct 27 '13 at 22:01

Try to press alt (keep it pressed) and then click with the mouse on the window and move it.

Also, try alt + spacebar, move (or m), and move it with the arrows.

Any result?


Use the CTRL + ALT + Numpad [1-9] keyboard shortcut

You may also want to try using the CTRL + ALT + Numpad [1-9] key combination. It resizes and moves the currently active window into a part of the screen that corresponds to that number.

  • Numpad keys 1, 3, 7 and 9 make the window occupy 1/4th of the screen and move it to the corresponding corner
  • Numpad keys 2, 4, 6 and 8 make the window occupy half of the screen and move it to the corresponding half of the screen.
  • Numpad key 5 resizes the window to full size and non-maximised, or toggles maximise if the window is already at that size.

Why this may be useful

I found that sometimes windows seem move "off-screen" when you try to restore them from the taskbar. In this case you sometimes you can't even see the window that moved off-screen, so you can't use the Alt + Drag method as you have no part of the window to grab onto (please correct me if this is inaccurate information and I was wrong). This method places the window somewhere you can see, so you can now resize and move the window again.

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