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Working With Mouse Cursor Functions

When using a setup with many monitors, managing the mouse cursor can get a bit unwieldy. Moving the mouse from the left monitor in a 4+ monitor setup can be tedious. In setups where the monitors are arranged vertically, it can be difficult to hit the caption buttons of a maximized application on the bottom monitor. And in setups where a monitor is located in a different room, it can be difficult to get the mouse cursor over to the isolated monitor.

DisplayFusion has a bunch of mouse cursor related Functions that can help in those situations and more!

Mouse Cursor Functions in Settings
Mouse Cursor Functions in Settings


Locking the Mouse Cursor to Monitors or Applications

In the example where you have two monitors, arranged vertically, it can be difficult to hit the caption buttons on a window located on the bottom monitor quickly, as the mouse cursor will move to the monitor above if you move it one pixel too far. For this type of setup, the "Lock/Unlock Mouse Cursor to Current Monitor" and "Lock/Unlock Mouse Cursor to Current Window" are very helpful. You can press the key combination for one of those Functions (assign the combo on the Settings > Functions tab), and the mouse cursor will be "stuck" inside the confines of that monitor or application window, until you press the key combination again.

Moving the Mouse Cursor to Monitors or Applications

When you have many monitors connected to your machine, or monitors that are physically located in a different area where you can't see them, it can be tedious and difficult to get the mouse cursor to the monitor that you need it to be on. The "Move Mouse Cursor to…" Functions make it easy to get the mouse cursor to a specific monitor, or to the active application window. Here's a list of those Functions and what they do when you press their associated key combination (set the key combos on the Settings > Functions tab):

  • Move Mouse Cursor to Centre of Active Window: The mouse cursor will jump to the centre of the application window that currently has focus.
  • Move Mouse Cursor to Centre of Current Monitor: The mouse cursor will jump to the centre of the monitor that the mouse cursor is currently on.
  • Move Mouse Cursor to Centre of Different Monitor: You'll be prompted to select a monitor. After choosing a monitor, the mouse cursor will jump to the centre of that monitor. This Function is especially helpful when used in conjunction with the Mirror Monitor Function for viewing/manipulating windows on a monitor that's not located within plain sight.
  • Move Mouse Cursor to Next/Previous Monitor: The mouse cursor will jump to the same relative location on the next or previous monitor.

How to set a key combination on a Function

  • Open the DisplayFusion Settings > Functions tab.
  • Select the Function you wish to assign a key combination to and click the Edit button.
  • Select one or two modifier keys, and type the keyboard key into the box.
  • Click OK on the key combination dialog, and Apply on the Settings window.
Key Combination Editor
Key Combination Editor


Aug 14, 2014 (modified Apr 14, 2016)  • #1
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