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Lock Mouse on primary monitor during gameplay

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durangod
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This is a new issue that seemed to begin about a week ago. But when i play some games the mouse is able to travel from monitor to monitor when im moving around the game and this causes the game to minimize when i click because the system sees that im clicking on the other monitor.

Some games are fine, no problem at all and i can play with no issue of mouse moving outside the game. But when i play BF3 (battlefield3) i can be in game mode and yet i can move my mouse outside the game to the other monitor which is not the way it should be.

I am running display fusion pro 612, is there anything that i can set in DF to help me with this?

thanks
Nov 18, 2014  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
On the Settings > Functions tab, there's a function called "Lock/Unlock Mouse Cursor to Current Monitor." Just set a key combination on that function, and run it before you start your game

Hope that helps!
Nov 19, 2014  • #2
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durangod
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that should do it thanks soooooo much
Nov 19, 2014  • #3
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Vykun
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Quote:
On the Settings > Functions tab, there's a function called "Lock/Unlock Mouse Cursor to Current Monitor." Just set a key combination on that function, and run it before you start your game

Hope that helps!


Don't want to necro an old thread, but this was beyond helpful. It needs to be number one in Google search results. I wasn't even aware that this software had the option to do this, and I've had it installed on my PC for the longest time. Thank you so much!
Jun 23, 2016  • #4
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Glad to hear it, thanks for the kind words!
Jun 23, 2016  • #5
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HiroshimaCC
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Sorry to necro the thread again, but I realised the function doesn't work very well. The cursor tend to escape the screen before being capped back to the edge, which in case of gaming may cause games to react badly (bringing up the menu/pausing/etc. like when alt-tabbing).

I tried Dual Monitor Tools and didn't have the same issue, so this if fixable at least. But I'd be glad not to use 2 differents multi-monitors tools.
Aug 12, 2019  • #6
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Does it happen all the time, or only when gaming?
Aug 13, 2019  • #7
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HiroshimaCC
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I tried outside gaming, it's all the time . Just locking to my Windows desktop, when reaching the edge to my monitor, if I insist it will escape. It really happens often enough to be unreliable. I use a 3500 dpi mouse with 1000hz polling through the vendor software (SteelSeries Engine 3), Windows mouse parameters are all defaults (pointer speed at 6/11, enhance precision disabled)
Aug 13, 2019  • #8
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, strange! I can't reproduce that behaviour here. Could you backup your settings and attach them? (Settings > Options > Export)

Thanks!
Aug 13, 2019  • #9
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HiroshimaCC
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Hi, sorry for the delay. After further testing, I noticed that even Dual Monitor Tools had some problem keeping my cursor locked at all time (but much less than DF). Also, my games usually keep the cursor locked in fullscreen, so the simple fact that they didn't anymore indicated some sort of problem with the cursor API I think. Since I restarted my computer the cursor is locked again in fullscreen, and DF has no more problem keeping it locked to one monitor on the Windows desktop. It may be a Windows or display driver issue.
Aug 21, 2019  • #10
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Interesting! That's good to know, thank you for following up!
Aug 21, 2019  • #11
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kamild1996
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Hey, I decided to dig up this thread because it describes precisely what I expected of DisplayFusion, but I didn't get.
Before, I was using Dual Monitor Tools for dealing with this problem - it had a neat feature that allowed me to pick a key (I used "Shift"), which when held would allow the mouse to cross between monitors - when the key wasn't pressed, the mouse wouldn't leave the screen.
The problem with Dual Monitor Tools was, it was buggy in several ways that needn't be described. So, seeing DisplayFusion on a sale on Steam, I decided to buy it and try it out, but so far I'm disappointed, because either I can't set it up the way I want, or this usually-30$ program doesn't actually have the features required.
The bare minimum I'd expect from this program to mimic the functionality of DMT, which is "lock the mouse to the primary screen, unless a key is held". I'm not sure how/if that can be achieved in DisplayFusion. You can set a key combination to toggle the cursor locking mechanism, but that's nearly not as convenient.
Ideally I'd like it to do the thing similar to what's described in the title - "when the game is in focus right now, lock the mouse to the monitor the game is running on, but allow the mouse to pass through when a key is held". This would solve this first world problem of mine completely, as it wouldn't require me to turn off the program every time I'm not playing (because otherwise I'd have to be holding the button even when not playing).
If this is possible to achieve with DisplayFusion, can you please describe how to do it? I tried to configure triggers myself but I failed to make it work.
And if it's not, can you please implement such a feature? Thanks
Jan 24, 2020 (modified Jan 24, 2020)  • #12
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@kamild: This is on our feature request list, but no ETA on it yet, sorry. We will be sure to post an update in this thread if/when we're able to add it.

Thanks!
Jan 27, 2020  • #13
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