Move the cursor to the center or any side with a shortcut, using Mouseketeer

I use a fairly large monitor (27”, 2560×1440), but I don’t have the vision of an eagle! Sometimes (rather often) I can’t find the cursor, and I may need several seconds until finally this little thing appears for me. I know there are system options for the cursor to leave trails or for pressing the Ctrl key to have the cursor transmit visual signals, but I find all of these annoying.

Besides the already serious enough disappearance problem, sometimes I need the cursor instantly to the center (usually) or to some of the sides, where I work with a program. I’d like in these cases not to grab and move the mouse from one to the other side of this large monitor, even if I can see where exactly the cursor happens to be.

These are the main reasons behind Mouseketeer, a light and free tool that uses a keyboard shortcut to bring the mouse cursor immediately to the center of the screen or to any of the four screen sides.

Mouseketeer’s default shortcut is Alt+Shift+S but you can change it with whatever works for you. When you press the keyboard shortcut you are presented with “transfer” options for the cursor. Then you can press C to have the cursor to the Center, L to move it to the Left side, R to move it to the Right, T to move it to the Top, and B to bring it to the Bottom. You can also select these commands with keyboard arrows. Mouseketeer is absolutely free without any limitations or annoyances, and it is clean and safe to use.

To ensure a trouble-free installation, right-click the setup file and select the option “Run as administrator.” You need also to make sure after the installation is complete, that the program folder and files have write permissions. Finally, to avoid UAC prompts upon startup you can include the program in a whitelist of trusted applications.

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