I'm running into this frustrating problem ever since the latest adobe update. They changed the design of the 'Recolor Artwork...' function, and now when I click it the window seems to be hidden behind the toolbar. Here's a screenshot of how it looks:

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I don't know if it's just a glitch, or if it's just that badly designed...but I have no idea how to get illustrator to show the entire window. I don't even see a way to resize or close the window. Can anyone help me figure out how to fix this? I need to use this function to recolor a bunch of graphics for print.

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    There are minimum system requirements -- [Oct 2020 release] - 1024 x 768 display (1920 x 1080 recommended). If you can't get 768 pixels in height, you may need to adjust your screen resolution if possible.
    – Scott
    Jan 8, 2021 at 19:36
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    Image is 2624x1584 & '144 dpi' which may indicate it's a HiDPI/Retina issue, but that would be a computer support issue, not a graphics one.
    – Tetsujin
    Jan 8, 2021 at 19:45

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I had this problem, even on a 768 pixel height laptop. Just go to windows taskbar setting, change this to "auto hide taskbar", then choose "essentials" view for illustrator. These 2 changes will give you an extra 80ish pixels height for workspace, which is enough. I have gone from not being able to see edges or move the recolour window, to having full access to it.

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