I'm using the plotting package Veusz and when I last used it I had my mac plugged into an external monitor using VGA, with Veusz on the external. I just have my mac at the moment, and Veusz is still opening on a second desktop, even though there's not one. I have tried 'Detect displays' and this doesn't help, since my mac appears to know that there is not a second monitor. How can I move the window back to my desktop without having to plug it in to another monitor and drag it across?

  • Hate asking this, but, did you try rebooting? Most of these multiple-displays issues are solved after a reboot.
    – Thecafremo
    Commented Oct 16, 2012 at 13:16
  • I did, and no joy
    – Claire
    Commented Oct 16, 2012 at 13:27
  • How do you know that the package still opens the windows on the second desktop? Can you exclude that it is not a different, unrelated bug?
    – user8472
    Commented Oct 16, 2012 at 16:15
  • When I swipe to Mission Control the window for it pans across from the right hand side. It's done this before, I've just always had an external monitor around, I normally make a point to drag the window for it back to my mac's screen before closing the program or disconnecting the external monitor. I thought now would be a good time to try and find a way to fix it with just my mac, seeing as that's all I've got to hand at the moment.
    – Claire
    Commented Oct 16, 2012 at 16:50
  • Seems like a bug in Veusz -- it's not gracefully handling the case where the secondary display no longer exists. Does the app have a "Window" menu? If so, maybe the "Zoom" option will bring the window back. Either way, you might contact the author(s) about the issue.
    – jmk
    Commented Oct 19, 2012 at 8:33

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I use a window manager by default (I highly recommend them anyway) and that will let you move windows back (my personal recomendation is Divy http://mizage.com/divvy/ - but I think they are all pretty similar)

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