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I have two screens. mainly I use only one but I want when I'm gaming or something to have skype open on the second screen. this works well, until I want to do something in skype. In both starcraft II and warcraft III the mouse just won't move to the other screen while on the desktop or in non-games the mouse jumps from screen to screen when I move it to the edge.
I there a way to make the mouse still jump from screen to screen when a game is on? or even better have a shortcut that moves the mouse to another screen (like alt-1 will put it on screen 1, alt-2 on screen 2)?

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For years people have been begging for developers to ensure the mouse 'sticks' to the game monitor on multi-monitor systems. Otherwise trying to scroll by pointing to the edge of the screen in a game becomes impossible on the one edge. :) So +1 for wanting a tool to undo that ("Mouse Un-Jail" perhaps?). –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Aug 9 '11 at 0:18
    
@techie007, it is game-dependent. Some games don’t have any scrolling or mouse-look like that. –  Synetech Aug 9 '11 at 6:42

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some games allow you to go to the other screen but at the games that don't, i just run them in windowed mode but still full screen, a windowed mode that fills up the screen if you know what i mean.. then when you want to change screens, just press start button and you can move your mouse. when you're done then just click on your game window again to continue :)

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This is technically impossible unless you run the game in a window. When a game runs in fullscreen, Windows can't just override that without bringing on some dire comparability issues, the least of which is screen corruption. . .

I suggest you find a way to run your game in a window.

Personally, I like to run my games as "window, borderless." A quick Alt Tab allows me to go to the other monitors yet keep the game up.

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And how do I run it in window, borderless that runs on full screen? –  Dani Aug 9 '11 at 15:30
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Most games support it, but the game has to support it :\ –  surfasb Aug 9 '11 at 22:38

Does the Windows key work in those games? That often works in other fullscreen games, by bringing up the start menu you can break out of the game.

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On starcraft II it does work, but on warcraft III it just minimizes warcraft and is not better than regular alt-tab on single monitor –  Dani Aug 9 '11 at 1:13

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