Do you have two monitors and want to move your mouse cursor from one to the other? Maybe you’re working on a project on one screen and want to reference something on the other. Or maybe you just want to watch a movie on one screen while working on something else on the other. Whatever the reason, it’s easy to do. Here’s how.
First, you’ll need to make sure that your monitors are properly connected. If you’re using a laptop, this usually just means plugging in an HDMI or DisplayPort cable. If you’re using a desktop, you’ll need to connect your second monitor to the graphics card. Once your monitors are connected, you should see your desktop extended across both screens.
If you don’t see your desktop extended, open the Display Settings. On Windows 10, you can do this by right-clicking on the desktop and selecting Display Settings from the menu. On macOS, open System Preferences and click on Displays. In the Display Settings window, you should see both of your monitors listed. If not, click the Detect button. Once both monitors are detected, you can select which one is the primary display. This is the display that will show the taskbar and start menu. You can also choose to extend your desktop across both monitors or mirror your displays.
Now that your monitors are set up, you can move your mouse cursor from one to the other. If you have your displays extended, simply move your mouse cursor to the edge of your screen. The cursor will appear on the other monitor. If you have your displays mirrored, you’ll need to use a keyboard shortcut. On Windows, press Windows+P. On macOS, press Option+Command+F1. This will bring up a menu that will let you choose how your displays are arranged. Select Extend Displays and your mouse cursor will be able to move between both monitors.
That’s all there is to it! Moving your mouse cursor between two monitors is easy once you know how to do it. Just remember to extend your desktop or use the keyboard shortcut if you have your displays mirrored.