How To Lock Mouse To One Monitor?

How To Lock Mouse To One Monitor?

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How To Lock Mouse To One Monitor?

Usually, the full-time gamers and people with all their work related to computers may use two computers.

And the most common you as a multi-monitor user might face is the mouse cursor occasionally moving to the second screen even when you don’t want it to.

Due to all this, your gaming experience often gets ruined and you have to halt your work finding the reason why is it happening?

What to do then? Is there any solution for it? Obviously yes and here we are to help you out with your problem. And the good part is you don’t even have to be a TECH-SAVVY to get the job done.

Follow the two processes below and you are good to go. You may also checkout some important resources here -

Method 1

  1. Right-click on your main desktop screen and click on settings.
  2.  Look for an option named “Screen Resolution” They are both the same.
  3. Here, you will see options to customize your display.
  4. The current alignment will be side-by-side. This is the reason why the cursor goes to the secondary monitor when you go to the side.
  5. Click on your secondary monitor (typically named 2) and drag it to position it diagonally. 
  6. That’s it! Problem solved. From now on, only when you move your cursor diagonally will it go to the secondary screen. Otherwise, it will remain on the primary screen only.

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Method 2

The process we told you above is more of a hack to solve your problem. The following involves an app.

All you need to do is to download an app named “DUAL MONITOR TOOLS”  which is easily available for free. 

Here’s a pro tip, download the app only from their main website to save yourself from any viruses and technical glitches.

Follow the below-given steps after you are done with the installation process.

  1. Go to the start menu and launch the app.
  2. Let the app run in the background.
  3. After the app is fully installed.
  4. Find the installed app’s icon and open it by clicking it.
  5. Once the app runs go to the option named cursor.
  6. Click on the option named “General”.
  7. Amongst the options, you see now click the one named LOCK CURSOR.
  8. Choose change on the side of it.
  9. This will open up another window. Enable the hotkey here and assign a hotkey of your choice.
  10. Save your settings now.

What it does is that it makes sure that the mouse remains only on your primary screen unless you press your assigned hot key.

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