This documentation refers to ShareMouse v6 beta. The documentation for production version 5 is available here.

Program States

ShareMouse indicates its current status by its icon in the lower right of the Windows task bar or if using a Mac, on the upper right of the status bar:

IconExplanation

Loaded

ShareMouse is loaded and awaiting connection by another client on the network. This is the initial state.

Connected

Perfect! ShareMouse has found another ShareMouse client on the network and is ready to use.

You can now start remote controlling the other computer (see chapter "Getting Started").

If you cannot establish a connection to any other PC, try our troubleshooting tips.

Active remtoe control

ShareMouse is currently remote controlling another PC and is sending the cursor position and keyboard to the remote PC.

  • An application is running with admin rights and ShareMouse cannot auto-switch user session, because it has not been launched by the ShareMouse service.
  • Das Format des aktuellen Zwischenablageinhalts ist mit keinem anderen Rechner kompatibel und die Zwischenablage wird deshalb nicht auf die anderen Rechner übertragen.
  • You have a Standard Edition license which cannot switch to a 3rd display.
Disabled

ShareMouse is temporarily disabled.

Warning

ShareMouse issues a warning. Hover icon to get details.

Warning

ShareMouse has not found a network adapter or is waiting for configuration. Hover icon to get details.

Windows hides task bar icons by default. Please make sure to enable the ShareMouse task bar icon as it displays important program status information.