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I have a laptop (1) and an extenal monitor (2) connected to it. The laptop is 1280x800 and the external one 1920x1080 resolution. The both stand on the desk, and the (2) is, due to its stand, some 10 cm above the laptop.

When using both monitors together, their mutual point is in the upper right corner of (1) or upper left of the (2).

However, that means that when I'm scrolling the mouse from one to the other, if I go from the (1) to (2), by means of upper right corner, that mouse cursor will show on the top of (2). I'm sure you're getting the point by now.

I am using Windows XP SP3.

How to set the monitors together, so one can take their physical position/placement into account, so that when one scrolls from one to the other, the cursor appears at the same height?

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What OS are you using? – paradd0x Apr 1 '11 at 17:54
XP SP3 ......... – Rook Apr 1 '11 at 17:55
Just drag the thumbnails around in the display properties settings? I'm not seeing the problem here. – Shinrai Apr 1 '11 at 18:26
@Shinrai - think of the situation; draw the cursor between two same monitors except one is 10cm above the other. – Rook Apr 1 '11 at 18:44
@Rook - Right. So drag one about that much up? – Shinrai Apr 1 '11 at 18:44
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In a nutshell, goes like this:

Right click on Desktop/Properties/Settings/Move the (2) monitor "thingie" up or down, until you get it just right. If your desktop icons seem to be missing, restart Windows. That seemed to do the trick.

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Place a window so it is across the two monitors, showing on both. This way you can see exactly how it will line up without having to guage based on the mouse moving between the two. – music2myear Jun 1 '11 at 18:36

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