Multiple monitors whilst docked, when undocked, Atom only opens on non-existant monitor


#1

Hello, I have 3 monitors when docked using my laptop (Windows 8.1). If I use Atom on either my left or right monitors and close it down and shut down my machine, when I undock and attempt to open Atom again undocked, it tries to open on either my left or right monitor. As it is undocked, these don’t exist. I can’t use Atom at all. I have tried closing it and then trying to open a new file by ‘Right Clicking’ and opening with Atom. Same issue, the windows opens on the non-existant monitor.
Any help appreciated.
Regards, Tim.


#2

Sorry, forgot to add, if I close Atom whilst it is on my middle monitor, it opens successfully on the laptop undocked.
Thanks again.
Regards, Tim.


#3

There is an open issue for this problem https://github.com/atom/atom/issues/6939. The comments there describe how you can move windows that are off screen.

Copied from issue comment:

Alt + Tab to choose the atom window
Alt + Space to open the context menu
Press ‘m’ to select move
Press any arrow key once
Move your mouse (The misplaced window will follow your cursor.)
Open a new file or project and close it again to save the new window state.


#4

Thanks Ben3eeE. Work around exactly as described.
Cheers, Tim.


#5

I am using ubuntu, would be nice if someone can post solution to this issue in ubuntu.
The solution above does not work for ubuntu