SwiftView no longer appears when launched

Usually this is caused by reverting from multiple monitors to a single monitor. SwiftView will remember its screen location from the last time it was closed. If it was used on a second monitor, and is now being used with a single-monitor setup, it will appear as if SwiftView opens and nothing happens.

To resolve this issue:

  1. Open SwiftView
  2. Hover the mouse cursor over SwiftView on the taskbar until the preview opens above the SwiftView icon
  3. Right click on the SwiftView preview (not on the taskbar icon itself)
  4. Select “Move” from the drop-down menu
  5. Use the arrow keys to manually move SwiftView to the active display


Note: This fix does not work if SwiftView has been added as a taskbar shortcut. If you are unable to bring up the preview window, close SwiftView, right-click on the icon on the taskbar, select “Unpin from taskbar” and attempt the above fix again.


Resolution #2:

The size and position of the SwiftView window is stored in the user-level .ini file. Deleting the file, or editing the file by removing the “Winsize=” command, will reset the window position to default, the next time SwiftView is launched.

The user-level .ini file can be found in C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming. It can also be found by entering %APPDATA% into the Start Menu search/run box. As the AppData directory is hidden by default, entering %APPDATA% into the search bar may be the most reliable method of finding the directory.