System Turn On or Off Ease Cursor Movement between Displays in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Ease cursor movement between displays for your account in Windows 11.

When you have multiple displays and try to move your cursor or windows between monitors, they would normally get stuck if the display borders don't align at the crossing point.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22557, it is now easier to move your cursor and windows between monitors, by letting your cursor and windows jump over areas where they would previously get stuck.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On and Off "Ease cursor movement between displays" in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On and Off "Ease cursor movement between displays" using REG file


EXAMPLE: Ease cursor movement between displays

Ease_cursor_movement_between_displays.png





Option One

Turn On and Off "Ease cursor movement between displays" in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on Display on the right side. (see screenshot below)


Ease_cursor_movement_between_displays-1.png

3 Click/tap on Multiple displays to expand it open. (see screenshot below step 4)

4 Turn on (default) or off Ease cursor movement between displays for what you want. (see screenshot below)

Ease_cursor_movement_between_displays-2.png

5 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Turn On and Off "Ease cursor movement between displays" using REG file


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you want.


2 Turn On "Ease cursor movement between displays"

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_on_ease_cursor_movement_between_displays.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Cursors]
"CursorDeadzoneJumpingSetting"=dword:00000001

3 Turn Off "Ease cursor movement between displays"

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_off_ease_cursor_movement_between_displays.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Cursors]
"CursorDeadzoneJumpingSetting"=dword:00000000

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


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I tried this. On my system, there is no check box titled "Ease cursor movement between displays". So I made the registry change, adding a new key.

My second monitor is smaller than the primary. If the mouse is at the top of the larger it gets caught in the "corner" where the second doesn't match up. I thought this setting or reg change would help this. If this makes a difference I don't see it.

Any suggestions??

thx,

BTW my system shows the following, maybe not the build mentioned??

Edition Windows 11 Home
Version 21H2
Installed on ‎8/‎30/‎2022
OS build 22000.918
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22000.918.0


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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel 12th gen
    Memory
    64gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG
Hello @markeh, and welcome. :-)

Unfortunately, this setting isn't available until Windows 11 build 22557.

For now, you might see if the settings in the tutorials below may help.


 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
Unfortunately, this setting isn't available until Windows 11 build 22557.


Any idea how/when I might get this? I'm not on the developer track, but on the "low risk stay behind the bleeding edge" track.....

I was somewhat confused, as a product that I was trying out (and won't keep) had the same capabilities. Apparently implemented in some other way.

thx....

.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel 12th gen
    Memory
    64gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG
Any idea how/when I might get this? I'm not on the developer track, but on the "low risk stay behind the bleeding edge" track.....

I was somewhat confused, as a product that I was trying out (and won't keep) had the same capabilities. Apparently implemented in some other way.

thx....

.

The only other way is to wait until this build is available as a public release. :(
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
I just learned about this the other day! I thought it was a bug in W11!!! :zany:
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 10/11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Strix
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS VivoBook

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