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Windows 7: Moving cursor on 3 monitors

12 Jan 2011   #1
Case1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Moving cursor on 3 monitors

I have an ATI 5770 with the 5 mini display ports and am running 3 monitors. The cursor moves across all 3 monitors but stops on the right edge of the right monitor and the left edge of the left monitor. Is there a way I can get the cursor to move to the right from the right monitor to the left monitor and the left monitor to the right monitor? I hope this makes sense.


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12 Jan 2011   #2
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi, case1!

I'm not aware of any "wrap around" mouse function though others might weigh in differently.

In essence, an extended monitor, whether it is on one, two, three, or even six monitors still constitutes a constrained desktop - just an extended one.
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12 Jan 2011   #3
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

+1

I've never seen it wrap around.
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12 Jan 2011   #4
Case1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks guys!

It would be cool if there was a app or something to be able to do that.
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12 Jan 2011   #5
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Case1 View Post
Thanks guys!

It would be cool if there was a app or something to be able to do that.
I agree, Case1, but I fear I might get lose (or, loose, even) my cursor more than I'd care to admit.

I've been playing with it for fun, imaginatively so, of course, as my cursor hits the far side of one monitor expecting it to go to the other one and my head swings back and forth.

Still, it would be a great option but I also can imagine picking my mouse up off the floor eventually.

A trackball, however, would be well suited for this option.
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12 Jan 2011   #6
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
...Still, it would be a great option but I also can imagine picking my mouse up off the floor eventually...
I'd probably be pulling mine out of the drywall.
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12 Jan 2011   #7
Case1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by case1 View Post
thanks guys!

It would be cool if there was a app or something to be able to do that.
i agree, case1, but i fear i might get lose (or, loose, even) my cursor more than i'd care to admit.

i've been playing with it for fun, imaginatively so, of course, as my cursor hits the far side of one monitor expecting it to go to the other one and my head swings back and forth. :d

still, it would be a great option but i also can imagine picking my mouse up off the floor eventually.

a trackball, however, would be well suited for this option.
lol
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12 Jan 2011   #8
Case1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
...Still, it would be a great option but I also can imagine picking my mouse up off the floor eventually...
I'd probably be pulling mine out of the drywall.

lol
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12 Jan 2011   #9
Case1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

This is how I find my cursor...

Open the mouse settings in the control panel and navigate to the "Pointer Options" tab. Down at the bottom you'll see a checkbox that says "Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key", check it. Now when you press the CTRL key a roughly 200 pixel wide circle forms around the cursor and sweeps in towards it. It's a small tweak, but it's oh-so-handy when you're staring at one corner of your monitor array wondering where the cursor went and it's all the way on the other side of your farthest monitor.
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12 Jan 2011   #10
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Show off!

I suppose if I had three monitors instead of two, that would be very handy. Thanks for reminding me of that.
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