Mouse pointer sticks at edge while moving between multiple monitors in Windows 8

In Windows 8  two monitors can be very easily connected to provide a synchronized presentation of the same operating system. However, due to introduction of Charms bar and Scroll bar in Windows 8, this has imposed a limit on the cursor while moving it from one monitor screen to another, in a multiple monitor system. Due to this limitation, the mouse pointer sticks at the shared edge which is obviously the region covering the right edge of the first monitor and the left edge of second monitor.

Actually the sticking of cursor helps two features introduced in Windows 8 to works smoothly – Chars bar and Scroll bar. But to some people this might be annoying and they are looking for the way around in order to fix this.

If your Mouse pointer or cursor gets stuck at the edge of the screen, while moving between multiple monitors in Windows 8, then this post will show you how to fix the issue.

Mouse pointer sticks at screen edge

1. Press Windows Key + R combination, type put regedit in Run dialog box and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor.

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2. Navigate here:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

Mouse pointer sticks

3. In the right pane of this location, look for registry DWORD named MouseMonitorEscapeSpeed, it must be having its Value data set to 0. Double click to get this:


4. In the above shown box, type Value data as 1 and click OK.

5. Now go to this registry location:



6. In the right pane of above mentioned location, look for the two registry DWORDS there named DisableTLCorner and DisableTRCorner having Value data set to 0. So change there Value data to 1 as similarly we done in step 4. You may now close Registry Editor and reboot to make changes effective.

Hope this helps!

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An Electrical Engineer by profession, Kapil is a Microsoft MVP and a Microsoft Content Creator. Please read the entire post & the comments first & create a system restore point before making any changes to your system.