Monitor Manager

The Monitor Manager allows you to review and fine-tune the monitor positions.

Video Tutorial

To open the ShareMouse Monitor Manager, click the ShareMouse tray icon and select Monitor Manager from the menu:

SHIFT-click the ShareMouse icon for quick access to the Monitor Manager.

The Monitor Manager visualizes the monitor positions of all connected computers:

Click and drag the monitor symbols to match the layout with the monitor positions on your desk.

The local monitor is indicated by a thicker border. Hover monitor symbols for additional information.

The relative positions of multiple monitors of one computer must be configured in the Display settings of the operating system on the remote computer. After such change, you need to re-arrange the monitor positions in the ShareMouse monitor as well.

Displays connected to multiple computers are problematic, since the operating system of either computer has no knowledge of which computer is currently displayed on the screen. This may only work with ShareMouse if such a screen can display the image of several computers simultaneously.

Multiple monitors of one computer must be lined up without gaps or overlaps. All monitors of each computer must stand next to each other.

You cannot position a display of one computer between a display of another computer as the OS of each computer expect all monitors side-by-side.

The monitor symbol size may vary from the actual display device size depending on the pixel density (DPI). For example, a display with small dimensions may appear very large in the Monitor Manager if it has a high pixel count and high pixel density ("Retina"). Since operating systems do not provide information about the physical device size, ShareMouse cannot align the symbol size with the device size.

Monitor Layout Profiles

Sharemouse automatically creates separate monitor layout profiles if a computer is used in different work places:

Example: If you have a laptop used at home (with a Mac on the right and another Windows PC on the left) and at work (with three Windows PCs on the right), ShareMouse automatically switches configuration correspondingly.

Register your license key on the roaming computer. This computer will license all other connected computers over the network connection wherever you work.