Mouse cursor too big because based on signal res and not desktop res


  1. Posts : 6
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    Mouse cursor too big because based on signal res and not desktop res


    How to ? Change the fact that cursor size is based on signal resolution OR change signal resolution

    Hello,

    I have 2 monitors, 1 is natively a 4k res monitor the other is not, it's a hd monitor.

    Since I plugged in the 4k one, when I go in the desktop resolution option of the hd one it offers me to put the hd monitor in 3840*2160 resolution.

    The "(recommended)" tag is on 3840*2160 for the 4k monitor, and on 1920*1080 for the hd one but I still put the hd one in 3840*2160 to have both at the same resolution.

    My problem is that it seems that the mouse cursor size is based on the "real" resolution of the monitor, and not the one I select. When I say "real" I mean the "Active signal resolution"

    https://i.ibb.co/cQTbg1p/image.png

    The mouse cursor is 2 times bigger on the hd monitor compared to the 4k one.

    for both screens in "Change the size of text, apps, and other items" it's at 150%

    If i change the mouse cursor size is proportionally changes on the 2 monitors so it's always 2 times bigger on the hd one.

    I wish to have the mouse cursor being the same size on the 2 monitors, it being the size it currently is on the hd one on both monitors would be ok, it being the size it currently is on the 4k one on both monitors would be ok, I just want them the same size.

    I tried everything I could find on google: trying with each monitor as main display one, updating drivers (everything is up to date), play with cursor size, change cursor theme, restart etc...


    As I see it there's 3 possible solutions:

    Change the "Active Signal Resolution" of the hd monitor to 3840*2160 : I doubt it's easily possible, the signal resolution is native to the screen it's what it is.

    Change the "Active Signal Resolution" of the 4k monitor to 1920*1080 : Again, changing it does not sound possible but it seems more plausible this way where you downgrade the signal resolution instead of upgrading it. So maybe ?

    Change the fact that mouse cursor is based on "Active Signal Resolution" - with some kind of software ? Either make it based on desktop resolution, or make it so it does not based itself on anything resolution related and it just lets me put it at the precise size I want and that size is respected on all monitors.


    Note that I checked on how to change the "ASR", for exemple here : multiple monitors - Windows 10 v1803: How to change "Active signal resolution" to match "Desktop resolution" - Super User

    and other similar threads but it does not solve the problem

    what people in those thread want is get the ASR to match the Desktop res while it's too big, me I want the ASR to either go up (on the hd monitor) or to go down (on the 4k monitor) BUT go down without dragging down the desktop resolution with it, it seems that putting the ASR on the 4k monitor to hd size is doable but doing so will put my desktop res to hd size, and if I put back desktop resolution to 4k size, the ASR will go up with it.

    some notes :

    - of course a simple solution would be to have both monitors in hd res for desktop res, it solves the problem of the mouse pointer size, but I purchased a 4k monitor to enjoy 4k res so I wish to have the 4k one in 3840*2160 desktop res

    - the option to have the 2 monitors at different desktop res is also not good as it's really annoying


    the only thing that screw up the setup is that damn cursor size, which is not that big of a problem but it still bother me quite a lot...

    I would really like to avoid having to get a mouse cursor software because 1) i did not do an extensive search but after a quick glance i can not seem to find a good free one (free forever, not just for a trial) and 2) i would like to avoid having yet another start up program

    Thank you very much by advance for your help
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  2. Posts : 6
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    Thread Starter
       #2

    Anyone has an idea ?
    thanks
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  3. Posts : 27,196
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       #3

    LittleBigmouse seems to be an app that you could use..

    DPI Aware mouse move across screens for Windows 10

    Allows accurate mouse screen crossover location within multi dpi monitors environment. It is typically useful when using a 4k monitor and a full HD side by side.
    It solves display edge crossing problems. Not sure about size..

    Do you use some mouse software? Then reinstalling it could help
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  4. Posts : 6
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    Thread Starter
       #4

    AndreTen said:
    LittleBigmouse seems to be an app that you could use..



    It solves display edge crossing problems. Not sure about size..

    Do you use some mouse software? Then reinstalling it could help
    Hello,
    Using that software could make the option to leave the hd monitor in hd res ok since it allow smooth travel of the cursor between the screens with different resolutions - which is the main pain when you have a 4k with a hd

    however, i did not think it was relevant so I did not bother to specify it in the original post but in reality I have 3 monitors, 1 4k and 2 hds - the soft does not seem to handle 3 monitors, it only allows me to get smooth mouse travel between 2 (the 4k one and one of the hd one).

    if littlebigmouse would work on the 3 monitors I guess it would not be the perfect solution but that would be ok, cursor would be the same size everywhere and navigation would be ok, apps would still be not the same size of every screens which is a little bit annoying when swaping windows arounds but that would be ok.

    I think i'll just go ahead and stay with the cursor 2 times bigger on the hd monitors - I spent so much time alreayd trying to find solutions it seems i won't find any.

    thank you very much for your help
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  5. Posts : 27,196
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #5

    Looks like you already covered most possibilities ...

    At least go to Feedback hub and post your problem. It's not new (as I can read), and should be solved by now.
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