How to lock an input device to one display.
January 29, 2010 3:56 AM   Subscribe

Is it possible to lock one input device [mouse / tablet] to a single display?

I recently bought a Bamboo Pen & Touch - however, with a dual monitor setup, it's too sensitive roaming across two monitors when I'm using apps such as Illustrator or Photoshop.

Is it possible - or is are any software - than can "lock" a device onto just one display?

Lock Mouse Onto Monitor will do that for all input devices, but I'd just like to limit my Bamboo to my main screen and let the mouse run free across both.

Any ideas? [I've emailed Wacom regarding this as a feature in the next driver update, but obviously...no reply. They'd probably just say "buy an Intuos" anyway. :) ]

I'm running Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit.
posted by n3rt to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
erm ... my wacom tablet lets me (in its settings options) map the area of the tablet against a screen area (or part thereof) ... on either monitor of a dual monitor setup ... this was under vista, with the Wacom drivers ... haven't tried it under Win7 as I haven't needed to use the tablet.
posted by jannw at 5:27 AM on January 29, 2010


Maybe try devicelock? My job uses it to lock down usb port but maybe it will work for you. Sorry, I can't link from here.
posted by mokeydraws at 7:26 AM on January 29, 2010


My Graphire's XP and OS X drivers let me map the tablet to a screen area, same as jannw. I haven't used Bamboo, but one of my coworkers just got one. Check the drivers in Control Panel (or whatever Win 7 calls it these days)..
posted by Alterscape at 8:28 AM on January 29, 2010


Um. Control Panel. Yes. It's own software...no.

Thank you. /Goes off to bang head against wall repeatedly/
posted by n3rt at 8:56 AM on January 29, 2010


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