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Unlimited Mouse Removes Edge Limits and Allows Cursor to Move Side-to-Side

Windows: Unlimited Mouse is a simple application that removes the mouse movement restrictions which keep your mouse cursor from breaking through the edges of the monitor. With it enabled, all edges wrap around to the opposite edge.

If you’d like to be able to whip the mouse towards the right edge and have the cursor come out on the left (instead of the just bumping against the right side), Unlimited Mouse is a good fit. It’s a very simple program; there are no customizable elements. Turn it on the the vertical and horizontal edges of your monitor no longer stop the mouse. Turn it off and the edges become hard barriers again.

One feature lacking in the application is the ability to toggle the vertical and horizontal sides. Many GUI elements are right at the top edge and the bottom edge of the screen and it’s easy to over shoot them if you have the mouse sensitivity cranked up.

Unlimited Mouse is freeware, Windows only.

Unlimited Mouse [via Addictive Tips]

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  • Published 11/9/11

Comments (9)

  1. KayDat

    I seem to remember a similar feature on Windows 98…I always thought it was a bit tacky, but it was fun trying to run the mouse as fast as possible while having mouse trails enabled. Almost like a dog chasing its tail.

  2. Eugene

    No multi-monitor support :(

  3. Paul

    Ditto the no multi-monitor support. Like the idea, but can’t use it.

  4. William Knight

    Doesn’t seem to be of any real use, but what it is fun

  5. Adamboy7

    A better name for this article: How to turn your moniter to portal.

  6. thenonhacker

    Bad Fitt’s Law in reality.

    * It will be hard to target the Start Button
    * It will be hard to target Aero Peek
    * It will be hard to target the Close Buttons of maximized windows
    * It will be hard to target the Office 2007 File Menu or Firefox 8 Orange Button.

  7. PortableAnswers

    Doesn’t work well with my duel-screen monitors, it only allows to stay inside one of them lol.

  8. Dark Reality

    I seem to remember the Amiga had this. Any old-timers remember? It wasn’t a default feature, it was an app, but I remember having it just the same. I had an Amiga 1000 (with the extra RAM in front) and, briefly, an Amiga 2000.

  9. D3

    Works quite well in XP…going to try it with Windows 7 at home as well!
    Targeting the corner buttons…doesn’t seem to be a problem with this? It works quite well! :D

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