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Can DisplayFusion solve the Windows monitor size scaling issue for moving the pointer between monitors?

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EITUQ
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Hi folks,

I came upon DisplayFusion while trying to solve the Windows issue where moving the cursor between monitors doesn't work properly. Ideally the pointer should go to the closest physical location on the other monitor when moving across the border. But although you can adjust your monitors' relative positions in Windows's display settings, you can't scale them. So if you have monitors of the same physical size but different resolutions, it's impossible to align them correctly.

One symptom of this issue is that the pointer "snags" on unaligned monitor edges, and I know there's a setting in DisplayFusion that can fix that annoyance. But can DisplayFusion fix the more general issue? That is, can it enable me to configure my monitors so that the mouse will move across the border to the nearest physical location on the other monitor?

I'd happily buy the premium version if it can. If not, does anyone know of any software out there that can?

The issue is described in more detail in many SuperUser.com questions, including this one and this one.
Aug 16, 2016 (modified Aug 16, 2016)  • #1
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Corbeau
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I agree - it would be neat to have the monitory display have an option to show the monitors actual size, not just the number of pixels.

My monitor display has my two large monitors running at 1920x1200 much smaller than my surfacebook display of 3000x2000 even tho the monitors are radically different in size.

It may take a manual measurement or something account for this as i don't think the monitors report to the drivers their actual size (although maybe it does report dpi)
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Aug 17, 2016  • #2
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EITUQ
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Yeah, I'd be totally fine with having to set the actual size/DPI manually, but I don't know of any way to do even that!
Aug 17, 2016  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
This is currently on our feature request list, so I've added your vote to it. We'll be sure to let you know if/when we're able to implement it in the future.

Thanks!
Aug 19, 2016  • #4
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Kristopher Walsh
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Add my vote!
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May 24, 2017  • #5
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CatnipTARDIS
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Also add my vote, please.

Of my two monitors, the physically smaller has a higher resolution, compounding the scaling issue. The aforementioned "snagging" is the bane of my existence!
Jun 5, 2017 (modified Jun 5, 2017)  • #6
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marksman1
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Did this feature get added? It will be the only reason why I buy this. Thanks
Feb 12, 2018  • #7
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Not yet, sorry!
Feb 13, 2018  • #8
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CaptainKeyes46
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Can you put my vote in for this too? I had already bought Display Fusion thinking that the screen size adjustment was already implemented. I have a 27" monitor that is 1440p and 2 24" monitors that are also 1440p. I would be extremely grateful if I could get this to work with them. I would hate to sacrifice resolution just so my mouse will be smooth across all monitors. Love the program and everything it does so far! I think this is the only feature missing!
Thanks!
Feb 22, 2018  • #9
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marksman1
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ugh... I just bought this the other day thinking that it already fixed this...
Feb 23, 2018  • #10
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I've added your votes guys, thanks!
Feb 26, 2018  • #11
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Christian Treffler
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Hi,

I vote for that, too.
I now have a monitor with 24" side by side with a laptop with 14" display. Both 1920x1080 resolution. That really can give you headaches.
With Windows 10 I can scale both displays individually. But I take my laptop to many different workplaces with many different monitor setups. It would be good to store scaling with the monitor configurations.

Best Regards,
Christian
Mar 29, 2018  • #12
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Ryan Thompson
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Please, add my vote to the list, as I had purchased this app thinking it would scale the mouse over the transitions between monitors.

Primary monitor (high-density monitor): 2560 x 1440 @ 24" wide x 14" tall
Secondary monitor (to the right of primary, in portrait mode, bottom-aligned): 1200 x 1920 @ 20" tall
Tertiary monitor (above the primary monitor): 1920 x 1080 @ 24" wide

You can see the Windows arrangement based on resolution vs. the photo which shows actual arrangement. When I move the mouse to the top-centre of the primary monitor, it jumps to a little over 1/3 of the screen from the left on the monitor above. Primary to secondary movement isn't as jarring.
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May 11, 2018  • #13
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Kevin Carruth
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Add one more vote for this feature... Just upgraded my workstation at work to a 4k laptop, but my 2 external monitors are still 1920x1080 and 1920x1200 (rotated). It's quite annoying having to "search" for the available section of my screen edges to move my mouse off the laptop display, and it would be wonderful if this app (which I already install everywhere!) could help.

[update]
I just installed "LittleBigMouse" and so far it's working great; maybe it'll help others looking to solve this issue for now: https://github.com/mgth/LittleBigMouse
May 17, 2018 (modified May 17, 2018)  • #14
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@Kevin: Added your vote, and thanks for posting a workaround!
May 17, 2018  • #15
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Thomas135
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Me too.. I think this is something alot of people want any idea how to do it until you find a way?
May 31, 2018  • #16
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logicalOctopus
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Me too! I'm voting 100 times for this feature.
Nov 7, 2018  • #17
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LeoMantys
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I'm voting too! My monitor sizes are all the same but they all have different native resolutions - it would be nice for the stretched wallpapers to work the same across all monitors, but they just resize :/ and for the mouse cursor and window dpi scaling to transition properly across the monitors.
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Dec 19, 2018  • #18
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Dav'
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upvoted !
really need it
Jan 14, 2019  • #19
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Amadeo653387
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Bump...
Feb 21, 2019  • #20
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Keefer Miller742209
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I absolutely support this message, though I'm sure that this particular issue is challenging.
Apr 10, 2019  • #21
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Woolfy
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why hasn't this happened already?
Apr 24, 2019  • #22
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Dav'
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LittleBigMouse has no effect here so I've no workaround.
This is really annoying as I'm loosing my cursor all the day.
Apr 24, 2019  • #23
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Michael Kaicher17422
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Count me in. I NEED this feature!
Jul 11, 2019  • #24
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
This is something we've been playing around with, trying to find the right way to handle it in a smooth way. No promises for a release date, we want to get it right.
Jul 11, 2019  • #25
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David380
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Hi There,

I too really need this as a feature. It would really improve the user experience with display fusion for those of us with different size monitors or resolutions.

I have tried little big mouse which works fine for a permanenet monitor set up but I am constantly switching monitor set ups on the fly (enabling and disabling monitors) and it will not cater for this. Every time I change the monitor set up it stops workign properly.

Is there any update on the development process for a display fusion implementation?

Thanks.

Dave.
Oct 31, 2019  • #26
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
No update at the moment, sorry! I've added your vote to the open feature request.

Thanks!
Nov 1, 2019  • #27
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BenVlodgi
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I've been searching for something with this functionality.
Add my vote.
Dec 5, 2019  • #28
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Please add my vote as well. MouseTrap works except for the random mouse teleportation (which is a deal-killer) and LittleBigMouse looks polished but doesn't work at all on my machine. You guys are the only hope for this to ever work nicely.
Jan 16, 2020  • #29
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Sorrylol
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please add my vote as well.
Jan 20, 2020  • #30
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CosmicMinds
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Please add my vote also. I see its been at least 4 years now people have been asking for this fix. This is such a necessary feature for multi monitor set-ups.
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Feb 6, 2020 (modified Feb 6, 2020)  • #31
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Dan Hackley
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Has this been sorted yet? Would really like this feature.
Mar 27, 2020  • #32
Thomas Malloch (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
No update at the moment, sorry! I've added your vote to the open feature request.

Thanks!
Mar 30, 2020  • #33
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dek4rd
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add my vote! little big mouse is buggy and crashes after waking up from sleep mode
Apr 24, 2020  • #34
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cnash6
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Please add my vote, too! Will purchase this app if it's able to do this! LittleBigMouse appears to be abandonware and is buggy (not handling two identical monitors). Thanks!
18 days ago  • #35
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Dodge DeBoulet
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Add me, add me! I've been pining for this feature like the fjords ...
18 days ago  • #36
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John Davidson99524
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I would like my vote added also. I found a post from 2007 requesting the feature!

https://www.displayfusion.com/Discussions/View/monitor-with-higher-resolution-is-actually-smaller/?ID=a7b6ea01-9724-49cb-b915-6d15b9d3aefb

As we get access to a greater set of device sizes and resolutions I can see this being increasingly important. For instance my laptop at work needs to communicate with two different monitor setups and then a third at home. Monitor profiles are great but they don't match up the physical dimensions.
Sounds like you'd get some extra customers from enabling this.
Please implement this feature
17 days ago  • #37
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I've added your votes, thanks!
16 days ago  • #38
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aa kk57840
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LOL I just purchased this Software due to some folks saying on superuser discussion that DisplayFusion solves this issue but it's not free. I don't mind if it's not free but now I'm completely frustrated. Such a lame software when 4K panels exists in conjunction with high-refresh low-res panels. Curse on you
14 days ago  • #39
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@aa kk57840: We can easily refund your purchase if it was made within the last 30 days, just let us know

Thanks!
13 days ago  • #40
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sputty
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How many votes does it take to implement this feature? From a first impression, it seems like this is highly requested feature. I downloaded it hoping that this would solve LittleBigMouse's monitor scaling issue where two monitors of the same model can't be used since one won't be detected in software.

Add my vote, because I will certainly buy this product if it can make my mouse move seamlessly across my 27 inch monitors of differing resolutions and change my mouse sensitivity across each monitor to match the speed of the main monitor.
11 days ago (modified 11 days ago)  • #41
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I've added your vote! Number of votes is only one factor of many that goes into the decision making process on what features to add. If we're able to implement this in a future update, we'll be sure to let everyone know!
10 days ago  • #42
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aa kk57840
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You talk like either team is lazy af or it's rocket science. Symless Synergy can handle monitor borders and make mouse transitions for years just fyi.
9 days ago (modified 9 days ago)  • #43
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Dav'
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Is there a way to unsubscribe from this thread ?
Obviously BF will never fix this and we will endlessly be spammed with notification mails for people adding votes and complaining this function still not there.
Just like I do.
Thanks.
9 days ago  • #44
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David380
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Im no programmer but it seems to me a key element of this requested function is already in display fusion. There is an option that allows you to make it so the mouse does not get "stuck" when moving from the bottom of a higher resolution monitor, it automatically moves the pointer to the bottom of the lower res screen. It is thereofre in some way mapping a pointer to a different area of the screen when moving between monitors. Thats all thats needed for this function, just based on the relative size and res of the monitors.
9 days ago  • #45
KairuByte's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Another vote here! I've been hoping this would be added for years now, and would be a great help.
6 days ago  • #46
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sputty
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Quote:
Im no programmer but it seems to me a key element of this requested function is already in display fusion. There is an option that allows you to make it so the mouse does not get "stuck" when moving from the bottom of a higher resolution monitor, it automatically moves the pointer to the bottom of the lower res screen. It is thereofre in some way mapping a pointer to a different area of the screen when moving between monitors. Thats all thats needed for this function, just based on the relative size and res of the monitors.


This is a compromise, but it's not as nearly as convenient as what we're asking for.

What we have are two or more monitors of different resolutions, most likely of the same size, that makes our cursors jump from different heights. At one point, it might jump just a centimeter, and another point might jump an inch.

What we want is for a seamless transition from monitor to monitor, and for our cursor to maintain its speed and sensitivity across the different resolutions.

LittleBigMouse does this, but it can't handle two monitors of the same exact model number or something. They stack, or one isn't recognized, or whatever the issue is.

DisplayFusion is an alternative to this because of their cursor-jumping capability. However, it's not worth spending the $44 for the personal license without this feature included. If DF can do what LBM does but with multiple monitors, that'd be absolutely wonderful.
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David380
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Quote:
Quote:
Im no programmer but it seems to me a key element of this requested function is already in display fusion. There is an option that allows you to make it so the mouse does not get "stuck" when moving from the bottom of a higher resolution monitor, it automatically moves the pointer to the bottom of the lower res screen. It is thereofre in some way mapping a pointer to a different area of the screen when moving between monitors. Thats all thats needed for this function, just based on the relative size and res of the monitors.


This is a compromise, but it's not as nearly as convenient as what we're asking for.

What we have are two or more monitors of different resolutions, most likely of the same size, that makes our cursors jump from different heights. At one point, it might jump just a centimeter, and another point might jump an inch.

What we want is for a seamless transition from monitor to monitor, and for our cursor to maintain its speed and sensitivity across the different resolutions.

LittleBigMouse does this, but it can't handle two monitors of the same exact model number or something. They stack, or one isn't recognized, or whatever the issue is.

DisplayFusion is an alternative to this because of their cursor-jumping capability. However, it's not worth spending the $44 for the personal license without this feature included. If DF can do what LBM does but with multiple monitors, that'd be absolutely wonderful.


I get whats being asked for. I have the same problem and want a fix. My point is if DF can already manipulate where the cursor moves to when it goes from one screen to another then a core part of the functionality needed already exists in the orogramme and can be expanded on by the developers.
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Christian Treffler
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[it's not worth spending the $44 for the personal license without this feature included.


I beg to differ

Surely I would appreciate, if among the many features of DF the function requested in this thread would be included.
But I use DF for so many other things and all these are absolutely worth the price.

CU,
Christian
2 days ago (modified 2 days ago)  • #49
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