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.
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