Many times we set up two computer displays on top of each other. This is usually a space saving mechanism. Ideally we would want our displays to be setup side by side so that we can easily performs sideways mouse movement. But in case you want to save your side space and place multiple displays on top of each other then there is nice tip to make your mouse also move in up and down fashion rather than sideways. Here is how it can be done:

After connecting your multiple displays (in this case lets say two displays or monitors as in use, one of them being in built display) to the computer follow easy steps below:

1.  Go to the graphic properties as shown below.

 

Graphic properties to setup multiple displays

Graphic properties to setup multiple displays

 

2. Click on the multiple displays menu on the left.

3. See the positioning screen on the bottom right side. By default it will show the two displays (numbered 1 and 2 below) stacked sideways.

4. Now drag the screen 2 such that both displays  are stacked on top of each other as shown on the picture below.

Displays on top of each other

Displays on top of each other

5. Click Apply to apply these settings.

Now you should have the two displays on top of each other where mouse movements will be between top of display 1 and bottom of display 2.

One drawback of top/bottom and sideways display arrangement is that you may accidentally or unintentionally move your mouse to other display when you are actually just trying to reach out to a button on current display. One way to avoid that is by stacking displays on the corners like shown below. This allows movements between screens via corner only rather than a full side. This is actually most helpful arrangement.

Setting up displays on corners

Setting up displays on corners


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