Do you find yourself constantly moving your mouse back and forth between screens when working on a dual monitor setup? In this post, we’ll show you how to change mouse direction on dual monitors in the easiest way possible because you’re not alone. Thankfully, there’s a simple fix for both Windows and Mac OSX that will make your life much easier because it turns out that many people find it difficult to get used to having their mouse on the opposite side of the screen.
Once we’ve shown you how to change mouse direction on dual monitors, we’ll also share some tips on how to optimize your workflow when using multiple screens. Trust us, once you’ve tried this method, you’ll never go back to the old way of doing things!
So let’s get started and make sure you stick around to the end for those extra tips to streamline your dual monitor setup!
How to Change Mouse Direction on Dual Monitors: Windows
If you’re using Windows, there is a built-in setting that allows you to change the mouse direction. To do this, simply go to the Control Panel and click on “Mouse.” Then, under the “Pointer Options” tab, check the box next to “Reverse.” This will reverse the direction of your mouse pointer.
If you’re unsure on where to find your control panel, check out this helpful article from Windows that’ll walk you through it with their support team.
How to Change Mouse Direction on Dual Monitors: Mac OSX
If you are using Mac OSX, the process is a bit different. First, you will need to open your System Preferences. You can do this by clicking on the Apple icon in the top left corner of your screen and selecting “System Preferences.”
Once you have opened System Preferences, click on the “Displays” icon (it shows a monitor, so super easy to spot!).
In the Displays window, you should see a settings for “Arrangement.” This is where you can change the position of your monitors. Simply click and drag the white bar to reposition your monitors. Once you have positioned your monitors how you want them, simply close the Displays window and you’re done.
That’s it! You’ve now changed the mouse direction on your dual monitors, so now when you move your mouse to the right, it will go to the left screen and vice versa. This may take some time to get used to, but you’re here because your old setup wasn’t working for you so we promise it will be worth it in the end and you should adjust within a day or so!
There are a few other things you can do to optimize your workflow when using dual monitors. For example, you can set up hotkeys so that you can quickly switch between screens without having to use your mouse. Or, if you’re working on a project that requires a lot of back-and-forth between screens, you can invest in a dual monitor stand or mount. This way, you won’t have to keep moving your mouse back and forth, and you’ll be able to focus on your work more easily.
We hope this blog post has helped you learn how to change mouse direction on dual monitors. If you’re looking for more support with your dual monitor setup, you might want to check out our post on The Best Desk for Dual Monitors for our top 5 picks on dual monitor desks for all use cases, budgets and room sizes.
Enjoy your dual monitor setup! Do you have any tips for how to best use dual monitors? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!