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A question for people who have more than one monitor

#1ghostly12Posted 2/28/2014 8:20:48 AM
In a lot of games you have to pan your camera by moving your mouse to the side of your screen. If you have a second monitor that is showing your desktop the cursor will just leave the game window which means you won't be able to pan your camera to that side. Is there a way to toggle the ability to "lock" your mouse in one window?

Like say you have to hold control while moving the mouse to be able to leave the window, or have to press something like control shift to toggle the ability to move from one window to the next?
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#2KillerTrufflePosted 2/28/2014 9:15:35 AM(edited)
That depends on the game. Games that are properly made constrain the mouse to a single screen, so moving to the right edge will scroll or whatever, and the mouse will never move to the second screen.

Games that had s****y programmers do not constrain the mouse, which makes it easy to leave the screen when you move the mouse to the edge. The worst offender I've played was Stubbs the Zombie - a FPS that didn't constrain the mouse. Any time you turned right, the mouse would move to the second monitor, and as soon as you'd click to fire, it would drop you out of the game since you clicked outside the game window.

Bottom line is, most games *should* keep you mouse constrained properly, but it's totally on a game-by-game basis.

EDIT: Just read more clearly what you're asking... there's no way to *toggle* constraint usually. Whether it's constrained or not just depends on how the game was programmed.
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#3ghostly12(Topic Creator)Posted 2/28/2014 9:09:51 AM
How do you move your mouse to your second monitor in games that hold the mouse in the monitor? It would be nice to be able to browse the web while playing slower games like Civ
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#4WinpusPosted 2/28/2014 9:13:54 AM
Some games, Civ V included, have an option to lock the mouse or not.
#5KillerTrufflePosted 2/28/2014 9:20:15 AM
ghostly12 posted...
How do you move your mouse to your second monitor in games that hold the mouse in the monitor? It would be nice to be able to browse the web while playing slower games like Civ


Typically you alt+tab. If you want to keep your game on-screen while doing other things, I'd suggest running it in windowed mode so it doesn't minimize when you tab out.
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#6MaxCHEATER64Posted 2/28/2014 1:44:34 PM
I have only ever played a single game where the mouse wasn't locked to the active screen, and it was a terribad console port anyway.
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#7WyzeGyePosted 2/28/2014 3:53:23 PM
sometimes just pressing ctrl-shift-escape and then cancel will lock the cursor to the window.
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#8PsythikPosted 2/28/2014 3:59:49 PM
Oh man this annoys me so much in DayZ. I hope they eventually fix it.
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