I have a three monitor set up on Windows 7 and I sometimes lose track of where my cursor is. Is there any Windows shortcut to reset the mouse position? I'm guessing there is not, but might there be a way to set up a simple macro I could bind to a key combination to set my cursor to a default location, such as the center of the primary display?
Combining a few of the above ideas, I came up with this script. It's tested and working.
[System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("System.Drawing") | out-null [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("System.Windows.Forms") | out-null $bounds = [System.Windows.Forms.Screen]::PrimaryScreen.Bounds $center = $bounds.Location $center.X += $bounds.Width / 2 $center.Y += $bounds.Height / 2 [System.Windows.Forms.Cursor]::Position = $center
Save this script in a convenient folder, and create a shortcut in your All Programs menu:
Target: %systemroot%\system32\windowspowershell\v1.0\powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -File "C:\Path To Script\CentreCursor.ps1"
Shortcut key: Ctrl + Alt + Shift + C
Now whenever you press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+C, your cursor will return home.
Edit: While it doesn't seem to be a requirement on my computer, I've added Patrick's suggestion to the shortcut.
You can do this fairly easily with a software program called UltraMon.
In the options section there is a place to specify HotKeys. You can see screenshot where I've setup a hot key for Crtl + Shift + C
The following AutoHotkey command sequence will instantly move the mouse to the center of the primary display:
CoordMode, Mouse, Screen MouseMove, A_ScreenWidth/2, A_ScreenHeight/2, 0
For example, compile the following script:
CoordMode, Mouse, Screen MouseMove, A_ScreenWidth/2, A_ScreenHeight/2, 0 ExitApp
You can then create a shortcut (
.lnk) to it with a shortcut key of your choice. :)
Here's an AutoIt script to do it. AutoIt can compile its scripts to .exe, which you could then assign a hotkey.
Dim Const $SPI_GETWORKAREA = 0x0030 $rect = DllStructCreate("long left;long top;long right;long bottom") DllCall("user32.dll", "BOOL", "SystemParametersInfo", "UINT", $SPI_GETWORKAREA, "UINT", 0, "ptr", DllStructGetPtr($rect), "UINT", 0) Dim $left = DllStructGetData($rect, 1) Dim $top = DllStructGetData($rect, 2) Dim $right = DllStructGetData($rect, 3) Dim $bottom = DllStructGetData($rect, 4) MouseMove($left + (($right - $left) / 2), $top + (($bottom - $top) / 2))
Using WMIC and Powershell (both of which should already be installed under Windows 7) this should be doable.
Using WMIC, you can get the screen width and height:
C:\>wmic desktopmonitor get screenheight, screenwidth ScreenHeight ScreenWidth 900 1440
and Powershell can set the mouse position (replacing
<Y> with the actual coordinates):
PS C:\>[system.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("System.Windows.Forms") | out-null PS C:\>[System.Windows.Forms.Cursor]::Position = New-Object System.Drawing.Point(<X>,<Y>)
So, a little trial and error (and basic math) ought to give you a script which, when run, centers the mouse pointer.
Another AutoIt3 program:
<!-- --!> ;;; Define variables according to you $speed = 1 ; 0=instantly, 1=fastest, 100=slowest $delay = 100 ; milliseconds $hotkey = "^+!c" ; ^=Ctrl, +=Shift, !=Alt ;;; Hotkey function Func GetMyMouse() MouseMove(@DesktopWidth / 2, @DesktopHeight / 2, $speed) EndFunc ;;; Register hotkey HotKeySet($hotkey, "GetMyMouse") ;;; Program body (busy wait) While True Sleep($delay) WEnd
uhh...I dont think so
but on the issue of finding your mouse you CAN turn on "pointer sonar" so your pointer will be honed into when you press the control key. (currently on a mac but I will try and get screen shots in a moment and edit it in)
regarding macro idea. I guess its plausible...but I dont know of any app that has this already programed, or how to program this myself