I have a Python script that I need to run in the Python window. When I click on the Python window icon, nothing happens. I expect a window to open up which allows Python commands to be entered. I think this may be due to removing additional monitors. Maybe the Python window is opening on a phantom monitor?

Is there a way for me to get the window back on the main monitor?

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After closing ArcMap, try renaming the Normal.mxt file, then re-open ArcMap. Normal.mxt is often found in a folder like C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\ESRI\Desktop10.4\ArcMap\Templates. This will cause ArcMap to generate a new Normal.mxt based on the computer's current configuration.

All settings for the ArcMap interface will be set back to default, so you will have to redo them also.

  • If the mxd had the custom option to "save all changes to the document", you will have to uncheck that before erasing normal.mxt.
    – danak
    Apr 10, 2020 at 17:49
  • Resetting your ArcGIS application profile < geonet article community.esri.com/docs/… Apr 12, 2020 at 6:14

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