Password Protection

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By default, ShareMouse adds any other ShareMouse installation in a local network to your setup automatically.

To separate work places with a group of computers from each other in a shared network environment, configure a separate password for each work place:

  1. Open the ShareMouse "Settings" and switch to section "Network".
  2. Enable the password option and enter a password.
  3. Repeat above steps on all computers you wish to group.

Done! Only clients with the same password can now connect to the group.

Password-protection automatically enables AES encryption of network data such as keyboard input, mouse coordinates, clipboard transfer and file transmission data.

If one ShareMouse installation is password-secured, all ShareMouse clients must be password-protected as well.

Software Update Check

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We strongly recommend to keep the program up-to-date with the built-in internet update check.

To check for updates, connect your computer to the internet, click the ShareMouse tray icon and select About ShareMouse » Check for Updates.

Under Settings » Network » Online Updates » Check for Updates, the update check can be configured to only notify you about critical, minor or experimental updates:


Disables automatic update check.

Not recommended as you will not be informed about important bug fixes!

Informs about important updates that may fix critical bugs.

Recommended for companies with a conservative update policy.

Choose this setting if you want to have the very latest version, including minor improvements.

Use only if you expect a customization provided by us or if we instructed you to configure this option for technical support purposes.

Informs about ShareMouse beta versions.

Mac users, heads up! You must confirm authorization of ShareMouse in macOS with every update: Uncheck the existing ShareMouse item and check-mark it again under System Preferences » Security » Privacy » Accessibility - Make sure to exit ShareMouse before updating this setting as otherwise mouse clicks may not work anymore.

ShareMouse must be allowed to pass through your firewall to check for software updates.

The installation of software updates requires administrator rights.

Connection Settings

ShareMouse installations find each other by sending/listening for broadcast polls on UDP port 1046 and uses TCP port 6555 for clipboard sharing and file drag & drop.

If these ports are occupied by another application, choose another available port under Settings » Network.

  • Port changes must be applied to all connected ShareMouse clients!
  • ShareMouse programs must be able to pass the firewall through the ports in the local network.
  • You may need to update firewall settings after changing ports!