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I'm having trouble when I open the Serial Monitor - it opens past the right edge of my main screen and I can't see it.
The Java icon and COM15 show up in my system tray and only a "Close Window" option is there.
I'm using Windows 7 with a dual-monitor setup. Doesn't matter if I run the IDE on the other (left) monitor.
This happened for me in 1.0.1 so I upgraded to 1.0.4 and same thing.
I ran the Java control panel utility (V6.0 Update 26), but nothing about moving things, also cleared the cache.
I assume the Arduino IDE sets the pop-up location?
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Found the way to move the windowe back on my screen, from Microsoft's Tech forums:

"Windows 7 has a cool new feature that should help.  Click the icon in the taskbar to ensure that the program has focus. Then hold down the Windows key and press the right-arrow a few times. That should move the window across your screens and eventually bring it back onto the screen that is still active."
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Another way to reset the location is to edit your "preferences.txt" file.
http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Preferences

Look for:
last.serial.location=0,0,411,378

Change the first two values to 0,0 and this will place the monitor window in the upper left corner of your monitor.
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