Spell Check Window Stuck at top of screen, how do i unstuck wont move!

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Adobe Indesign Spell Check Window.JPGHow do I unstuck this window

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 07, 2017 Nov 07, 2017
That looks like Windows, but it's so closely cropped it's hard to tell, and you didn't mention the operating system. If Windows, to move a dialog using just the keyboard:Hold down the ALT key.Press SPACEBAR.Press M (Move).A 4-headed arrow will appear. When it does, use your arrow keys to move the outline of the window.When you are happy with its position, press ENTER.

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That looks like Windows, but it's so closely cropped it's hard to tell, and you didn't mention the operating system. If Windows, to move a dialog using just the keyboard:

  1. Hold down the ALT key.
  2. Press SPACEBAR.
  3. Press M (Move).
  4. A 4-headed arrow will appear. When it does, use your arrow keys to move the outline of the window.
  5. When you are happy with its position, press ENTER.

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Mentor ,
Nov 07, 2017 Nov 07, 2017

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Barb, unfortunately, this works for OS windows, not the panels inside the app.

If this is indeed Windows, and you keep Taskbar at the top (like I do), you can set it to auto-hide temporarily, it might help to get it.

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Well, I'm a Mac girl but I fired up my Windows 10 Surface, winterm and it worked as I described with the Find/Change dialog box. Just click in the bottom of the dialog box to make it the active window. (In the old days, I had students routinely shoving title bars off the screen, so this was a regular part of my classes).

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Mentor ,
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Windows 10 Surface? Never even touched this. Maybe.

In Windows 7 it doesn't work for sure, not for panels/dialogs inside InDesign.

Well, maybe OP will be lucky

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Mentor ,
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Oh, yes, I knew this trick surely long before that article was written (2012)

BTW, fired up another machine, with Win10/CC2017, and it works, indeed!

They definitely changed this, it doesn't work in CS6.

That's the thing I didn't know.

UPDATE: however, while I'm able to replicate OP's problem in Win10/CC2017, in Win7/CS6 I just can't push the panel that deep...

That said, you couldn't solve the problem, but you can't create it either

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Nov 08, 2017 Nov 08, 2017

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Very Helpful, I got it to work, the trick is once the arrows icon comes up don't click anywhere, I was clicking on the box making sure I had it selected, the arrows icon  would just go away. If you click the directional keys  as you say and move it works, thanks been trying to figure that out, I am a mac guy also been working on a pc for almost 5 years never had this problem.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 08, 2017 Nov 08, 2017

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Awesome, timothyh70102503! Glad that did the trick.

And I don't think you can make it happen on a Mac. I could get close on the sides, but there was always a sliver of the title bar visible. It seems to be a Windows-specific issue. Maybe moving from a HiDPI display back to a smaller one could do it—in that case I'd try to reset the workspace and/or delete preferences.

And winterm—thanks for clarifying the variations. Some days I learn so much more than I convey existing knowledge to others.

~Barb

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I do appreciate the help, that was annoying, I just got this new machine (prefer me mac ha ha)

I do have another question, perhaps you know how to do this.

I  have this logo in Illustrator, when you look at it, it appears to be a light logo, but instead of just screening the logo back to say 30% they made a blue box 100% of the color, placed the logo on it and I think did a clipping mask, my job asked me to figure out what percentage of the blue they used since their logo usually is 100% blue solid, but they used an opacity mask or clipping mask and I cant figure out how to determine that percentage, if I stop the mask it reverts to 100% blue and it doesn't show the percentage.

its soooo annoying I got it to do it once long ago but it wont work, I mean why use a clippingmask for petes sake just screen it back so not necessary.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 08, 2017 Nov 08, 2017

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Wow. I don't know why either. I'd suggest putting that on the Illustrator forum. I'll be curious to hear what answers are offered.

Illustrator

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I was going MAD over this problem. You, madam, are an angel! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!

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