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4.3. Why can't I see the Workbench even though it is running on my Windows system?

There is a problem that can occur with any program on Windows where the graphical window moves off the visible screen.

When this happens with the CLC Workbench, the symptoms are that you can see the program is running when you look in the process table or taskbar, but you cannot actually see the Workbench window.

Solution suggestions:

  •  Use Alt+tab to switch to the Workbench window. On Windows 7 this should also show you a thumbnail image of the Workbench window.
    Press Alt+Space, followed by "x". This will maximize the window and match it up with the corners of your monitor.

  • Alternatively, use Alt+tab to switch to the Workbench as before. Then press Alt+Space but this time followed by "m". Press any of the arrow keys on your keyboard once, and then use the mouse to reposition the Workbench window.

The Alt+Space menu of the Workbench looks like:

 The "x" and "m" shortcuts are for an English version of Windows. If your Windows is a different language then you may need to use other shortcut letters. Any program that stays on your monitor should list the same menu with Alt+Space.

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