Use this application to disable or bypass the sticky corners in Windows 10 & 11 for dual displays or multiple monitors. What it does is hop the mouse over the sticking corners, as well as the screen edges when moving windows. Thus it allows the dragging of windows through screens without your mouse getting hijacked by the Snap Assist.

The Hot Corners and Snap Assist still work, but now only when you want them to.

Note: A user has reported this app got falsely flagged as a game cheating app – which may cause issues for any Blizzard or Activision games, such as CoD.

Latest Version released on 15th of June, 2020.

Here is the actual application itself if you wish to save it directly and run it whenever you wish: –
Click to download Non-stick mouse
VirusTotal (0 out of 89)
CRC32: FCF41546
CRC64: 672CF71CCA25A80E
MD5: 941787243c32bf7a9fe5a2da23a5835e
SHA256: D16B4BBE30192E7D5D0D2D9BE94B845A92ECCE2E973E63975F5DA55FA5DDC092
SHA1: 8705456FF39F4E0044A8FBA68645AE76A0A33C00
BLAKE2sp: 7FCCE3B5C8956150B356782321D1059A94F9EEECABC0119700A38BB93835713A

I’ve been asked for an installer so it can run automatically on boot – so here it is, an installer: –
Click to download NSM setup
VirusTotal (0 out of 89)
CRC32: 23505E1E
CRC64: 01889D7B3DE77A74
MD5: e917df8abe39293711bb1802067b0acf
SHA256: 4E40F24D7ED551572678BE2F77B0F02F04D2E09FE9F3AED442CBB295E3123874
SHA1: 4E40F24D7ED551572678BE2F77B0F02F04D2E09FE9F3AED442CBB295E3123874
BLAKE2sp: D79D5DA65BD2157CA19851866839F968CB20CE6176FB3EF323615FFAA7CC30B6

And for your peace of mind the full source code written in Delphi, 3 files on GitHub.

This application does not read or write to any drive, it does not access the registry or connect to the Internet.
I am only sharing this as I took the time to write it and I notice many people are annoyed by these Microsoft “features”.

It hides its window – so terminate it use the Task Manager. It is not designed to be overly clever, it does not have a notification tray icon.
If you want it to run on start up make a shortcut to where you have saved it in the start up folder, or use the installer!

If it is does not work at all please let me know and I will try to fix it when I have time.

It won’t fire when the active/topmost window belongs to a process which is running with privileges elevated higher than what NonStickMouse itself is running with.

In an effort to minimise misfires this take parameters of when to fire: –
“corners” – only fires when in a corner (thus dragging a window across screens will stick).
“lag” – a delay between firing the hop. The default is 500 milliseconds but that can be overwritten by putting a value after the word lag.

These parameters can be affected by being embedded in the filename itself, thus renaming “NonStickMouse.exe” to “NSM_Corners_Lag_200.exe” will activate both, with a delay of 200ms.  Use as required.

Subsequently I have also developed a debug version: –
(Consequently, due to the mindless stupidity of virus-scanners, of which I’m not even going to bother to try to counter, I took it off my site.  If you need this app to help diagnose your issue please let me know and I can make it available for you.)
This has a User Interface showing the screen dimensions and offsets of each monitor, the mouse tracking, and the values it was at when the last hop was fired. This application will also hop the mouse so for complete accuracy please terminate NonStickMouse.exe when using it.

You may choose to compile this yourself for your own sense of security – in which case follow the instructions here: –

Developed by Jonathan Barton

As has been requested on numerous occasions, here is a donate button!

Just put whatever you like in the Price per item box 🙂

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Disclaimer: Jonathan Barton is not responsible for any damage or presumption of damage caused by this application. All information here is to be considered advice of which you may chose to act or not act on; this includes compiling the application yourself. As one guy said, you received free, give free – this application cannot be repackaged and resold for commercial gain. You may contact me if you see an opportunity for this. Consider this paragraph as the End User License Agreement – which can be changed at any time without notice.


Non Stick Mouse for Windows 10 & 11 — 664 Comments

  1. Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, Version 21H1, build 19043.928

    Nonstickmouse fails (gets stuck in an upper corner), on a two-monitor setup, whenever the Task Manager is open.
    Closing Task Manager solves this problem.

    But I have Task Manager open a lot. Is this a known bug?

    • Yes. That’s the bit referenced in bold saying “It won’t fire when the active/topmost window belongs to a process which is running with privileges elevated higher than what NonStickMouse itself is running with.”

      The reason being if an app could somehow control another app which has higher privilege is it could re-execute itself as admin, then automate clicking the Yes button!

      If you’re happy to run NSM as admin so it can function when higher privilege apps are in the foreground you can do so with the Task Scheduler as detailed here (which is what I do).

      Let me know if you get stuck.

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    • Ha John – seriously I am overwhelmed by your generosity!
      If you need a reliable programmer for advice or any kind of app give me a shout – always happy to help 🙂

      Edit: I just checked – it would seem you’re not short of a good programmer or 2 it seems – still the offer for what it is still stands!!

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    • I kid you not – it still catches me extremely rarely. The poll is set to 100ms – which means if my quick gamer hands pre-fire … oops! But yup, your windows should be a lot safer now – if you manage to beat the timer you can tweak it to a lower value (uses a bit more CPU though).
      Cheers 🙂

    • Cheers 🙂

      It seems to be easy enough to find once people know they need it! There were 2 threads on Microsoft Answers which they closed albeit not answered *shock* of which I used to post a link after every page throw!

  27. Hi Jonathan. Thank you for this fix to an issue windows should clearly fix themselves. I have one question however – I am scared to install it as you said that “A user has reported this app got falsely flagged as a game cheating app – which may cause issues for any Blizzard or Activision games”.

    I don’t want to get banned from these services, do you have any more information on this front?

    • Wow, I forgot I activated ads on this site (was playing with adwords) let me know if it’s annoying!!

      Anyway, the only time this happened is referenced here: –
      And the 9 comments below.

      As Blizzard seem to have a consumer policy of ignoring their consumers I don’t know where it went from there.
      But this has been the only reported time – even still I just cannot answer how Blizzard are behaving these days.
      I’m very sorry that I cannot answer definitely.

  28. you are a lifesaver! I have been using this for 1 year and, still, this is my second favorite program(I’m sorry, number one is Everything).
    I already donated back then but want to donate again so have some.
    it ain’t much but I want to give you an appreciation.
    thank you again

  29. Been using NSM for a long while now. I actually have two copies: one user and one administrator. The user one I use all the time and it does exactly what I need. The administrator one helps out when I’m running Visual Studio as an admin so I still get the NSM experience when the focus is on an admin-layer application.

    NSM makes Windows 10 feel fluid across multiple monitors; I strongly dislike working without it. Donation sent. Thanks Jonathan!

    • Thank you very much 🙂

      Sorry for the delay in reply, I was out of town!
      You shouldn’t need to run 2 versions if the administrator one is always running. If you’re running that by hand and prefer it to run automatically you can use the task scheduler to have an app run on user login with administrator privileges.


  30. I really really want to use your software here, but I noticed that both the exe and the installer are flagged by several AV’s on VirusTotal now… is there anyway you could look into this?

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  33. Good lord! I’ve closed Chrome a thousand times because of that terrible mouse trap in the upper corners.
    Thank you for making this fix, it works GREAT!!

  34. Hi Jonathan, I tried your tool on Windows 11 but it doesn’t seem to work. Do you plan a release for Windows 11?

    • It should work the same for Win 11. I don’t have it running here though, as a programmer I prefer to use an OS which works for me (joke – kinda), but I will need to move up one day, only because my clients have.

      Nevertheless, it should work the same – I know I have used it on other Win11 multi-display machines.
      My thinking is get the debug version and please post a screen shot of it.

      Note that some AVs don’t like this – which is rather incredible, its the exact same code as nsm itself only with a visual interface. In other words, AVs are fine if the app is invisible and works in secret but has an issue if it shows the user exactly what it’s doing! In short, it’s not a problem if you don’t want to use it, I’m just highlighting another aspect of AV stupidity (these comments are full of those!).

  35. Thank you for replying so fast. I guess I used an outdated version as I simply copied the file from my old laptop instead of downloading your most current version. Now it works. Thank you for this lightweight helper!

    PS: The text “Latest Version released on 15th of June, 2020.” on top of this page links to your solitaire page, not to the NSM tool. You should probably fix that?!

    • Probably yea!

      And why it wasn’t working is that older version wasn’t DPI aware, like the pixels per inch (which is a thing) is different to the resolution (width & height) – so can have same resolution but a different number of pixels, or more precisely dots, which are scaled per pixel – thus throwing out the math.

      Sorry if I am explaining the obvious (albeit poorly), but someone else may stumble on this and it could help them!

  36. Thank you so much. I never experienced sticky corners until I got myself a new monitor, but installing your software solved the problem.

    • Oui, n’hésitez pas à l’utiliser partout où Windows est utilisé – à mon avis, ce serait un crime de facturer la correction d’un bug que Microsoft ne fera pas. Vous avez déjà assez payé !

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