Data Transfer

ShareMouse allows you to drag files or to transfer the clipboard between computers.

Drag & Drop

Drag one or multiple files or file folders to the monitor of the desired target computer to intuitively exchange files:

ShareMouse automatically transmits those file(s) and folder(s) to the remote computer.

Clipboard transfer

Video tutorial

ShareMouse can copy & paste the clipboard between multiple computers:

  1. Copy contents into the clipboard on one computer, e.g. with the system hotkey CTRL+C.
  2. Move the mouse to the monitor of the desired target computer.
  3. Press the customizable remote paste hotkey CTRL+V to insert the clipboard on the target computer.
Supported formats

Clipboard transfer supports files, formatted and unformatted text and bitmaps.

  • Files, unformatted and formatted text are supported in any direction between any Windows and Mac OS combination.
  • Bitmaps embedded in a text document can be transferred between Windows PCs. Macs cannot transfer embedded bitmaps in a text document as macOS uses a special variation of Rich text format (called "RTFD"). Solution: Transfer the bitmap as a file and then move the transferred bitmap file into the text editor on the Mac.
  • HTML is supported between Windows PCs. If no RTF version is contained in the HTML contents, Macs default to plain text.

The paste command in program menus will not insert the remote but the local clipboard. To paste remote clipboard contents, you must use the remote paste hotkey.

The remote clipboard paste hotkey can be customized in the ShareMouse program settings, giving you the choice of pasting the local or remote clipboard.

ShareMouse can transfer files but no program windows between computers. Each computer runs their own programs.

Check the trouble-shooting section if you experience problems with clipboard synchronization.