Move Your Mouse Through Screen Borders On Your System

Martin Brinkmann
Nov 29, 2011
Updated • Nov 30, 2011
Software, Windows software

When you move the mouse around on your system you will soon realize that borders have been placed at the edge of the screen to prevent it from falling off the earth. And while that may make sense to avoid confusion, it may also mean more mouse movement on the screen as you cannot just move the mouse beyond an edge so that it reappears at the opposite end.

That certainly would add some confusion (where is the mouse pointer) but also reduce mouse movement throughout the day.

Unlimited Mouse is a free program for the Windows operating system that enables that feature. The application is a portable software that can be executed directly on the system.

The functionality that the program provides becomes available immediately afterwards. You can now move the mouse through the edge of the left screen to make it reappear on the right. This works for all four screen edges and directions.

You'll probably feel a bit dizzy in your first session with the new functionality as you may not be used to the cursor making big jumps on the screen.

You can not only move the mouse cursor from one edge of the screen to another, but also windows or files that you have selected and started to drag around.

I do not have a second computer monitor, and cannot say therefor if the program is multi-monitor compatible. If you test this, let me know in the comments please.

The program displays an icon in the Windows system tray on launch. A right-click displays options to lock or unlock the mouse. Locking means that you cannot move the mouse from one edge to the other.

Windows 7 users may notice that some of their operating system's functionality, like the Aero Snap feature, stops working once Unlimited Mouse has been started. It is still possible to use the Windows+cursor key shortcut for the functionality though.

Windows users can download Unlimited Mouse from the developer website. The program is compatible with all recent 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the Windows operating system. (via)


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  1. 01101001b said on December 4, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    It is exactly what I was looking for. Excellent!


  2. Alex said on November 30, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I tought you were talking about the actual software called “Mouse Wihout Borders” from Microsoft Garage.

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on November 30, 2011 at 6:03 pm

      I reviewed the program here:

      Sorry for the confusion, I have modified the title slightly to reflect that.

  3. Dave said on November 29, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Re. multi-monitor set-up. I have two computers in front of me, both running XP. One has two monitors, the other has only one and MWB works seamlessly over all three screens. I don’t know why other folk are having trouble. Seem to remember making a small adjustment to the mouse sensitivity but that’s fairly irrelevant to the functionality. Works fine for me. I used to use Synergy but that’s a one way server/client thing. MWB works as a two-way event. Either mouse can be used over all the screens and the program is much easier to set up than Synergy.

  4. WebHybrid said on November 29, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    I have a single monitor and was curious enough to try it.

    It works. But… is it worth using 1,596K of memory?

    And I’m not so impressed with the quality, namely: there are no checkmarks (but there are there are spaces where they should go) to indicate the ‘Unlock mouse’ and ‘Lock mouse’ toggle states available in the contact menu of the tray icon. This could get ugly.

    Plus – more confusion – the tray icon tooltip reads ‘Mouse Unlock!’ at all times. Looks to me as if the developer changed the name of the software somewhere along the line but never updated that part. Sloppy.

    I’ll keep it a day or two and might change my mind, but right now am inclined to hit reject.

  5. Beirti said on November 29, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Just tried it out. I’ve got a 4 monitor setup at work and it doesn’t play nicely at all! It took some nifty keyboard shortcuts to bring a taskmanager up and kill the damn thing :)

  6. Juanjo said on November 29, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    It doesn’t work for multiple monitors :( I would have loved that funcionality

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on November 29, 2011 at 8:08 pm

      Thanks for letting me know, to bad that it does not work.

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