League of Legends dual monitor: Fix problems & Display Guide

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  • You can play League of Legends on your secondary monitor using the Windowed mode option.
  • This guide will show you how to play LoL on your secondary monitor and fix the cursor bug.
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Leagues of Legends is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed by Riot games. The game, however, at times can cause issues when playing on a computer with dual monitor setup.

Several users have reported a cursor bug where the mouse cursor goes off-screen to the user’s second screen when navigating. This issue can occur if you have UAC (User Account Control) disabled.

If you are also troubled by this bug, here are a couple of troubleshooting steps to help you resolve League of Legends dual monitors issues.

In addition, we also discuss in detail how to play League of Legends on a second monitor with full screen.

How to fix dual monitor problem for League of Legends?

League of Legends dual monitor cursor bug

Enable User Account Control

League of Legends dual monitor cursor bug

  1. Click on Start.
  2. Type control and click on Control Panel.
  3. Go to Security and Maintenance.
  4. Click on Change User Account Control Settings.
  5. If the slider is set to Never Notify, move it a notch higher towards Always Notify.
  6. Click OK to save the changes.

Note that, you don’t need to set the slider at the top, but anything above Never notify me is good. The recommended setting is to set the slider to ‘Notify me only when apps try to make to my computer’ option. Make sure to click OK to save the changes.

Enable User Account Control using Windows apps troubleshooter

League of Legends dual monitor cursor bug

  1. Click on Start.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Go to Update and Security.
  4. Click on Troubleshoot.
  5. Scroll down to the end of the page.
  6. Click on Windows Store Apps.
  7. Click on Run the Troubleshooter.
  8. Windows Troubleshooter will scan the Windows Store apps for any issues and apply potential fixes.

Running the Windows Store Apps troubleshooter will also scan UAC control settings and enable it for safety reasons. Once enabled, check if the cursor bug issue is resolved in League of Legends.

One of the common issues reported by the League of Legend players is cursor bug. The cursor lock fails and goes off-screen to the second monitor.

Reportedly, the issue can be resolved by enabling UAC on the user’s computer.

Use the Alt + Tab keys 

If the issue persists, try using the Alt + Tab combo. Several users have reported the combo to have fixed the problem. When the issue occurs, simply press Alt + Tab twice on your keyboard to see if that resolves the issue.

Use Dual Monitor Tool

League of Legends dual monitor cursor bug

  1. Download the Dual Monitor Tool from here.
  2. Run the tool.
  3. Expand the cursor section.
  4. Click on General.
  5. At the bottom, use the slider to set the Sticky cursor options.

The Dual Monitor Tool has many options that you can customize. However, the cursor management option can help you to keep the cursor locked to your League of Legend screen.


How to make a league of legends open on the second monitor

How to play LoL on the second monitor with Fullscreen or borderless

Change your secondary monitor to primary

play LoL on the second monitor

  1. Click on Start.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Open Display.
  4. Click the Identify button to check which display is your primary (tagged 1) and secondary (tagged 2).
  5. Select your secondary monitor.
  6. Scroll down to Multiple Displays.
  7. Check ‘Make this my main display’ option.

Now try to open League of Legends and check if it opens on the second monitor.

Setting your secondary display as the primary monitor is the best option you have to run League of Legends on your second monitor in full-screen mode.

If not, you can run the game on your secondary monitor by enabling the Windowed mode option in the game. Here’s how to do it.

Run LoL in Windowed mode

play LoL on the second monitor

  1. Launch the game.
  2. Press Esc to access the Menu.
  3. Go to Video > Windows Mode.
  4. Set it to Windowed or Borderless.
  5. Now you can place the window anywhere on your secondary monitor.

To play League of Legend on the second monitor with full screen or borderless you can either use the second monitor as the primary monitor or enable the Windowed Mode feature in the game.

To fix the League of Legends cursor bug, enable User Account Control from the settings. If the issue persists, use the Dual Monitor Tool to lock the cursor on your preferred monitor.


FAQs: Learn more about League of Legends dual monitor issues

  • Why does my cursor disappear in League of Legends?

The disappearing cursor bug in League of Legends can occur if UAC is disabled on your computer. You can enable UAC with these quick steps.

  • How do I get League of Legends on my other monitor?

To play LoL on your second monitor, simply change the secondary display to primary in the settings or enable the Windowed Mode feature.

  • Can you play League of Legends in Windowed Mode?

Yes. LoL comes with an in-game option to open the game in Windowed or Borderless mode. You can access the option under View settings.