Opened 8 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#3182 closed Bug (Fixed)

MouseGetPos may return the wrong value when used with mulitple display screens.

Reported by: philkryder Owned by: Jon
Milestone: Component: AutoIt
Version: Severity: None
Keywords: MouseGetPos MouseMove Cc:


This problem occurs when there are screens which return a negative value from MouseGetPos. These screens are to the LEFT of the "main screen."
That is, the mouse must be at a position returning negative values for x and/or y

In the code below, when the mouse is positioned to the left of the main screen, the mouse will move to the right toward the main screen, one-pixel-at-a-time.
Similarly, if there is a screen which has negative Y values,
the mouse one pixel at a time toward zero.

Please see:

    Sleep (1500) 
    Local $x = MouseGetPos(0)
    Local $y = MouseGetPos(1)
    Consolewrite(@CR & "x  >" & $x & "<   y>" & $y & "<")

here are the results on Windows 7

"C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE\..\AutoIt3.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE\AutoIt3Wrapper\AutoIt3Wrapper.au3" /run /prod /ErrorStdOut /in "R:\Operations\MacroTools\AutoIT\keepWindowUnlocked\TrackerCode.au3" /UserParams

+>15:47:00 Starting AutoIt3Wrapper v.15.920.938.0 SciTE v. Keyboard:00010409 OS:WIN_7/Service Pack 1 CPU:X64 OS:X64 Environment(Language:0409)
+> SciTEDir => C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE UserDir => C:\Users\Pkryder\AppData\Local\AutoIt v3\SciTE\AutoIt3Wrapper SCITE_USERHOME => C:\Users\Pkryder\AppData\Local\AutoIt v3\SciTE

Running AU3Check ( from:C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3 input:R:\Operations\MacroTools\AutoIT\keepWindowUnlocked\TrackerCode.au3

+>15:47:00 AU3Check ended.rc:0

Running:(\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\autoit3.exe "R:\Operations\MacroTools\AutoIT\keepWindowUnlocked\TrackerCode.au3"

--> Press Ctrl+Alt+Break to Restart or Ctrl+Break to Stop

x >-3334< y>-131<
x >-3333< y>-130<
x >-3332< y>-129<
x >-3331< y>-128<
x >-3330< y>-127<
x >-3329< y>-126<
x >-3328< y>-125<
x >-3327< y>-124<

Process failed to respond; forcing abrupt termination...
Exit code: 1 Time: 13.53

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comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by BrewManNH

As I explained in your thread it's not MouseGetPos that is at fault, it is the MouseMove that is causing this issue.

MouseMove is moving the mouse 1 pixel to the right of where it should be when the screen position is negative. It could be that MouseMove isn't taking into account that a the x dimension on the left hand monitor starts (ends?) at -1 and not at 0. So a 1920 pixel wide monitor has mouse positions from -1 to -1920, and if it were the main screen those dimensions would be 0 to 1919.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by philkryder

Thanks - I hesitate to say that I know what is going wrong.
I'm happy to accept that you know.

The symptom also occurs to the y coordinate as well as x.

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by philkryder

is there any news on this? I don't really care which function is causing the error, but, it seems that one of them should be fixed?

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by Jpm

  • Owner set to Jpm
  • Status changed from new to assigned

Finaly I found access to a multiple screen.
I confirm that the error was in MouseMove()
Fix Sent to Jon

Last edited 3 years ago by Jpm (previous) (diff)

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by Jon

  • Milestone set to
  • Owner changed from Jpm to Jon
  • Resolution set to Fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

Fixed by revision [12562] in version:

comment:6 follow-up: Changed 2 years ago by anonymous

I believe there is still an issue with this. I have a little script that keeps my computer from going to sleep or triggering screensaver when I'm doing something else using the following loop:

While 1

$CurPos = MouseGetPos ( )
MouseMove ( $CurPos[0] + 1, $CurPos[1] )
MouseMove ( $CurPos[0] - 1, $CurPos[1] )


I have 3 monitors. When I'm on my left-of center monitor, every time the loop runs, the mouse cursor jumps to the left edge of the screen. Interestingly enough, if I compile it to an EXE, it will jump to the edge of the screen, then jump back to it's previous position. This is with the current beta

comment:7 in reply to: ↑ 6 Changed 2 years ago by Jos

Replying to anonymous:

I believe there is still an issue with this. I have a little script that keeps my computer from going to sleep or triggering screensaver when I'm doing something else using the following

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