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Cursor moves off the page, left side only

  1. #1


    Posts : 11
    Win7 & Win8 (different partitions)

    Cursor moves off the page, left side only


    Can't move the cursor off the active screen to the top, right or bottom. But when I move the cursor to the left side, it goes forever.

    I often do a split screen e.g. to look at two panels concurrently, you can go to the option between minimize & maximize (does this mode have a name???), move the panel to the right and you get a half-screen on the right. Do the same with another screen, move it to the left, and you again get a half-screen. Dunno what this feature is called, but it exists in Win7 & Win8, great for doing copy-and-paste from one to another.

    Problem is, when I drag to the left, it goes off into space.

    Any ideas what is happening?

    rgds, g.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by GMWolfe View Post
    Can't move the cursor off the active screen to the top, right or bottom. But when I move the cursor to the left side, it goes forever.

    I often do a split screen e.g. to look at two panels concurrently, you can go to the option between minimize & maximize (does this mode have a name???), move the panel to the right and you get a half-screen on the right. Do the same with another screen, move it to the left, and you again get a half-screen. Dunno what this feature is called, but it exists in Win7 & Win8, great for doing copy-and-paste from one to another.

    Problem is, when I drag to the left, it goes off into space.

    Any ideas what is happening?

    rgds, g.
    It 'sounds' like your Win 8 OS thinks you have multiple monitors for some reason...not sure how to fix it though.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Cursor moves off the page, left side only
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