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Dual screen dual mouse setup for Game and web page use

Discussion in 'Games' started by Willburforce, Nov 9, 2012.

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  1. Willburforce

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    Hey,
    First off thanks for taking the time to help me on this. I just recently started using a dual monitor setup. The whole reason I wanted to run this was so that I could run a web page while i was running a game. It did not take me long to realize the inadequacies of my foresight in this quest for freedom from alt tab quirks, like the mouse not syncing with the game reticle (how is that word spelled!?) or color skewing, because the game locks the mouse inside the window the game is running in. So panning over is a no go. My question is whether or not there is a way that I can set up a dual mouse system. I have a custom built computer. My main monitor is plugged into my graphics card and my off monitor is just plugged into the HDMI port on my motherboard.
     
  2. Courtneyc

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    If anyone has any other ideas let me know. I have never seen the setup Willburforce is looking for.

    You can plug multiple mice into a PC, and both will work, however, both will control the same single mouse pointer. Even if you had a mouse and a touchscreen, the mouse's pointer will immediately go to your finger the second you touched the screen.

    Anyone else....
     
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    Ideally, you will need to run the game windowed not full screen, although this will not guarantee a working solution as some games will still lock the mouse pointer to them, you may need to pause the gameor still alt+tab to get the pointer out of the game window.
     
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