Display Manager

The Display Manager allows you to review and fine-tune the display positions.

Video Tutorial

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

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

The Display Manager visualizes the display positions of all connected computers:

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

The local display is indicated by a thicker border. Hover any display symbol to get additional information.

Multiple displays connected to the same computer cannot be rearranged in the ShareMouse Monitor Manager because the relative positions of the displays of the same computer is defined by its operating system. Solution: Arrange the relative position of all displays of one PC in the display manager of that PC. After such change, you need to re-arrange the display positions in the ShareMouse display as well.

The display size reflects the pixels but not the physical size of the display. For example, the display symbol of a 15” display with 1024x768 pixels is shown much smaller than a 15” display (same physical size!) with high-resolution “retina” 4096x2140 pixels.

Important notes:

There must be no gap between the screens:

Make sure that displays do not overlap:

Do not line up displays just by their edges:

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.

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

The display 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 Display 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 display 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.

You can optionally give each work place display layout a separate name for easier identification in the top-right of the Display Manager.

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