Limit Mouse Movement in Two Monitor System


  1. Posts : 57
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    Limit Mouse Movement in Two Monitor System


    I have a two-monitor system. The monitors are setup such that the primary monitor is on the right.
    I rarely use the secondary monitor, so it is off most of the time. When the left (secondary) monitor is off, Windows lets the mouse fly off the screen (to the right.)
    I would like to limit the mouse to the primary screen as the default.
    I would like to on occasion, allow the mouse to move to freely between screens. If this could be done automatically, by detecting if the monitor were on, that would be great. Otherwise, I could “activate” a secondary configuration to allow normal use of the mouse between screens.
    I don’t have any special video card driver to allow creating a secondary configuration.
    I tried Settings > Display, but there is no way to save a secondary configuration. Lining up the monitors on a diagonal might work. But I like to spread out between monitors when both are on. And a diagonal setup would be weird.
    Thanks!
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  2. boombastik's Avatar
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    you can use this tool:

    -https://www.ghacks.net/2011/04/14/dual-monitor-tools-for-windows/

    download here:
    -http://dualmonitortool.sourceforge.net/download.html
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  3. Posts : 57
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    Dual Monitor Tools doesn't quite work for me. When I set it to keep the mouse on one screen, the mouse can still vanish off two edges of the 'on' monitor.
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  4. Edwin's Avatar
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    compupix said:
    Dual Monitor Tools doesn't quite work for me. When I set it to keep the mouse on one screen, the mouse can still vanish off two edges of the 'on' monitor.
    Are you disabling the secondary monitor, (WinKey+P)...

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    ... or simply turning it off with the physical power button?
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  5. Posts : 57
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    Thread Starter
       #5

    I'm not disabling the secondary monitor. I am leaving it off.
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  6. Edwin's Avatar
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    compupix said:
    ...I am leaving it off......
    ... via the physical power button on the monitor itself, I take it???

    Anyway...

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  7. Posts : 57
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    {Windows}+p has a different idea of my monitor's number assignments than does Settings > Display.
    {Windows}+p always calls a single on monitor number 1... whichever monitor is on.
    When turning on only my desired primary screen and only projecting on that display, the mouse can run off of my screen to the right and bottom.

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    Yes. I am using the second monitor's power button to turn it off.
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