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Lock Mouse on primary monitor during gameplay

durangod
2 discussion posts
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
durangod
2 discussion posts
that should do it thanks soooooo much
Nov 19, 2014  • #3
Vykun
1 discussion post
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
HiroshimaCC
3 discussion posts
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
HiroshimaCC
3 discussion posts
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
HiroshimaCC
3 discussion posts
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
kamild1996
2 discussion posts
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
François Beauvais
15 discussion posts
Hi,

Does this only work in games? I'd want this to work all the time. I've tried to add a shortcut but it does nothing. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks,
Sep 17, 2020  • #14
François Beauvais
15 discussion posts
Ok my bad, I needed to "Enable Key Combinations"

That being said, is there a way to have that work on physical monitors only?

I have a 4k monitor that I split using the monitor configurations's splits and padding and I would like to toggle mouse lock to my main physical monitor but not the splits.

Thanks,
Sep 17, 2020  • #15
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
There isn't, unfortunately! I've added this to our feature request list. We don't guarantee that feature requests will be implemented, or offer timelines on possible implementation. We'll be sure to let you know if we do add it to our planned features in a future version.

Thanks!
Sep 18, 2020  • #16
François Beauvais
15 discussion posts
Thanks,
Sep 19, 2020  • #17
Fray Havoc
6 discussion posts
The cursor does not stay within the monitor when using this feature. It will go into another monitor until I stop moving the mouse, then it will bounce back into the monitor it was "locked into".

Please help.
21 days ago  • #18
Fray Havoc
6 discussion posts
For anyone else having this issue, I have a temporary fix.

In your Monitor Configuration, Move your monitors diagonally from each other in the monitor configuration (like in the image file). You can even gap them a bit so that your cursor will never go into the other monitor.

Then, in settings, go into functions and under mouse cursor, make a key combination to move mouse cursor to the other monitor. Whenever that key is pressed, your cursor will immediately jump to the other monitor. If that sounds inconvenient, keep reading, there are some things below that will ease that.

I can quickly switch between my gaming monitor config (diagonal windows) and my not...gaming config (windows side by side, cursor able to drift from screen to screen) by saving a Monitor Configuration Profile for both of them. I'm able to switch quickly between profiles by going into Manage Monitor Profiles and setting up a key combination for each profile.

Also, be sure to go into Advanced Settings, and under 'Monitor Configuration' change 'Don't Show Confirmation Prompt' and the '(command line loading only)' underneath it, both to the value of 'Confirmation Prompts are not shown'. If you don't do this, then every time you switch profiles, you will have to click yes on the pop-up. Also, I turned off the Windows 10 notification so I didn't have to hear a sound every time I switched also.

This isn't ideal. I would prefer the 'Lock Mouse Cursor to Current Monitor' actually lock it in and not drift to the other monitor, but it does work.

Hope this helps someone, and I hope they fix the "Lock Mouse Cursor" option soon.
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21 days ago  • #19
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@Fray: Does it happen when working with regular apps on the desktop, or when gaming?
20 days ago  • #20
Fray Havoc
6 discussion posts
Quote:
@Fray: Does it happen when working with regular apps on the desktop, or when gaming?


The error with the lock cursor to screen function only happens when gaming. It does not happen with regular apps or the desktop.
17 days ago  • #21
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Could you list a few of the games that you can reproduce the issue with? If we have them here we'll give them a test and see what we can find out.

Thanks!
17 days ago  • #22
Fray Havoc
6 discussion posts
Quote:
Could you list a few of the games that you can reproduce the issue with? If we have them here we'll give them a test and see what we can find out.

Thanks!


For sure Escape From Tarkov. Possibly World of Tanks, I can't remember. Those were the only two games I was using that feature with.
16 days ago  • #23
SQLG0d
48 discussion posts
Can I assume that the "proper fix" still isn't in the development plan yet? Add a +1 to that if it is not currently being worked on.
13 days ago  • #24
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

This is a bit tough, due to games stealing the mouse when they're running, which is why you see a bit of a delay before it snaps back to the locked monitor. We're going to add this to our list to see if we can improve it at all.

Thanks!
3 days ago  • #25
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