Windows 11/10 provides users with a facility to connect multiple displays to a computer. Working with multiple displays can boost productivity because users can use apps and keep them open on the screens as per their requirements. When multiple displays are connected to the same computer, you can move your mouse cursor and apps between the screens. But for some users, this feature is not working. If your mouse cursor won’t move to the second monitor, the solutions provided in this article will help you.
Mouse cursor won’t move to the second monitor
Use the following fixes if your mouse cursor won’t move to the second monitor on your Windows 11/10 computer.
- Check your monitor alignment
- Disconnect and reconnect your displays
- Set your Displays to the Extend mode
- Change the resolution of your displays
We have explained all these fixes in detail.
1] Check your monitor alignment
The main cause of this problem is the incorrect alignment of your monitors. If you are trying to move your mouse pointer to the second display through only one edge of the main display, try other edges of the main display.
Start moving your mouse cursor across all four edges of the main monitor and see if the mouse goes to the second monitor or not. If this works, you have to check your monitor alignment in Windows 11/10 Settings. To identify the Display 1 and Display 2, click on the Identify button. As you click on the Identify button, Windows 11/10 will show you the display number on each connected display.
Follow the steps written below:
- Open Windows 11/10 Settings.
- Select the System category from the left side.
- Now, select Display.
- Drag your displays to align them correctly.
2] Disconnect and reconnect your displays
Sometimes problems occur due to a minor glitch. This may be the case with you. We suggest you disconnect your second monitor and connect it again. Now, check if you can move your mouse cursor to the second monitor or not.
3] Set your Displays to the Extend mode
Make sure that both your displays are set to the Extend mode. You can set your display mode to the Extend mode by using the Win + P shortcut keys. Press the Win + P keys and select the Extend option. Alternatively, you can also select the same option in Windows 11/10 Settings.
- Open Windows 11/10 Settings.
- Go to System > Display.
- On the Display rearrangement area, select the Extend these displays option.
4] Change the resolution of your displays
Some users reported that they were able to fix the issue by changing their display resolution. Adjust the display resolution. After changing the display resolution, you may have to align the display again. Align the displays and see if you can move your mouse pointer to the second display.
That’s it. I hope this helps.
How do I move my mouse between two monitors in Windows 11?
You can move your mouse between two monitors by aligning your display positions correctly. Open Windows 11 Settings and go to System > Display. There, you can drag Display 1 and Display 2 to align them as per your requirements.
Why can’t I extend my second monitor?
If you cannot extend your connected displays, maybe the cables are not properly connected. Also, make sure that both displays are connected to the same graphics card. Outdated or corrupted graphics card divers can also cause this problem.
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