Panic Hotkey

The panic hotkey ESC (on the upper left side of your keyboard) cancels any active remote control, e.g., in the rare case of any undefined system state or if you visually "lost" the mouse cursor in large monitor setups:

Escape key on a keyboard

Under Settings » Misc, you can customize, how many times ESC must be pressed in order to recognize your state of panic.

Example: If you configure two panic key repetitions, the first ESC press would be sent to the remote computer and the second ESC press would trigger panic and cancels the remote control.


On a Windows-PCs, you can configure a hotkey under Settings » Misc for the local computer, that issues the infamous CTRL + ALT + DEL keyboard shortcut on the remote PC.

The hotkey must be different from CTRL + ALT + DEL .

ShareMouse must be launched with Windows service.

This feature requires a Pro Edition license.

Monitor Dimming

Video tutorial

ShareMouse can optionally dim inactive monitors if enabled under Settings » Misc.

Darker dim levels emphasize the active monitor but makes it more difficult to read contents on inactive monitors.

Arrows indicate the mouse travel direction:

Disable dimming if the feature causes video programs to quit full-screen.

If dimming is disabled, arrow trails are disabled as well.