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Windows 7: Mouse problems with dual screens

10 Nov 2010   #1

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Mouse problems with dual screens

Hi...
I am currently using 2 screens (laptop and external monitor.) The set up is that the external screen is my main screen with my laptop sitting next to it on the right hand side. I have noticed I have to move the mouse to the left of the external screen to get it onto the laptop screen. Not a major drama, but slightly frustrating!
I know the logical solution would be to relocate the laptop to the left hand side of my desk.... but I can't as the fixed data cable is not long enough (it runs through a wall). If anyone has any ideas, would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

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10 Nov 2010   #2

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Hi Bek, welcome to the Seven Forums.

No need to panic. Open Screen Resolution by right clicking an empty spot on desktop and choosing Screen Resolution from context menu.

Now you can drag and drop those display icons as you like and click Apply. Notice that mouse moves then exactly as you put those displays: If you put display 1 under the display 2, you have to move mouse over the top of the display 1 to get pointer to the display 2. If you put those display icons as in attached image 3, the mouse pointer gets from display 1 to display 2 only from the upper right corner.

Practice makes a master, so try moving those display icons in different order, click Apply and see how the pointer reacts.

Kari

Image 1:
Mouse problems with dual screens-display1.png

Image2:
Mouse problems with dual screens-display2.png

Image 3:
Mouse problems with dual screens-display3.png


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10 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks Kari - you're a legend in the making - worked first time Thanks heaps.
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10 Nov 2010   #4

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You are welcome
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02 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I know this is a old post. But Thanks.
I wanted to move mouse from top to down. It worked.
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