Two cursors appear with multiple monitors in Windows 8 or 8.1

Van toepassing: Windows 8Windows 8.1


On a system running Windows 8 or 8.1, using multiple monitors with multiple display adapters, the display can be configured in such a way that two cursor images can be seen on one desktop.

If you are using two display adapters, and one supports the “hardware cursor” model while the other supports only the “software cursor” model, this issue will occur because Windows expects both adapters to use the same cursor model.

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This is a known problem in Windows 8 and 8.1 when using multiple display adapters that don’t all support the hardware cursor model.