I have a multiple monitor setup with my laptop and three external screens on Windows 7, like so:


Is there any way to allow me to move directly from monitor 1 to monitor 2 or 4, instead of having to go through monitor 3?

  • If you are using Windows built in multimonitor tools, then I dont believe so. You could set the resolution of monitor 1 and 3 to the same size, but you probably wouldnt want to do that.
    – Keltari
    Sep 22 '15 at 15:49
  • Monitors 1 and 3 are different physical sizes so their resolutions never quite match up. Thanks for the suggestion though.
    – er0k
    Sep 22 '15 at 16:23

In Windows, there is no way to move across a gap. Consider a different layout.

Option 1: Choose a side

Move monitor 1 against 2 or 4

Option 2: 3 On Top

  • Move 3 above 2 and 4
  • Move in 2 and 4 against monitor 1
  • (Optional) Move up monitor 1 to align top edges of 1, 2, and 4.

Option 3: Alternate physical layout

Rearrange the monitors physically in a layout which would minimize gaps.

  • I don't really like any of those options. I'm pretty happy with the monitor setup as it is now. I've been using Ultramon's hotkeys to move the mouse to next/previous monitors, so I guess that will have to do. Thanks for the suggestions.
    – er0k
    Sep 22 '15 at 16:31

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