The three buttons indicated above can be assigned a custom function or combination of buttons in software.
These can be set specific to the computer: e.g. the two side buttons could be front and back for webpage navigation in one connected computer while being shortcuts for functions in an image-editing program in another.
The circular button on the bottom of the mouse can be used to manually switch between receivers. The three indicator lights "1”, “2” and “3” correspond to the three receivers.
The mouse must be connected to the same network that both of the mice are connected to. That is, they need to be connected to the same wired or wireless router.
Step 1: Insert the Receiver Into the Computer
Open the cover at the bottom of the mouse and remote the receivers. Plug the receivers into the USB ports of the computers the mouse will be used with.
Step 2: Turn On
Use the switch on the bottom of the mouse to turn it on.
The first connection may take a few minutes.
Step 3: Software Configuration
Download the Kogan Cross-Computer File Sharing Wireless Portable Mouse driver software here: Windows | Mac OS
For Windows 7, the Microsoft NET framework may be required to download and install before the main program is run:
After installation, a shortcut will be installed to the desktop. Double-click to run.
On the first launch, the software can be set up as per the easy steps outlined in the following pages, after which it will run automatically when the computer is started.
This software needs to run as an administrator in order to change firewall settings. Manual configuration is not supported, but the requirements are an exception to be added for the software in Inbound and Outbound connection rules.
If you receive an antivirus or firewall notification that the program has been blocked (example for Windows 10 shown below), you will need to allow access so that it can apply its configuration settings and the mouse sharing functionality will work.
Verifying Connection Status
Once the mouse has been paired with all receivers, check the numbers in the upper right corner of every Settings window, underlined below:
- The number before the colon indicates the mouse which is identified. All three receivers should have the same number; if they are different, the mouse needs to be re-paired so it is identified as the same product.
- The number after the colon is the identifier for the receiver - either 0, 1 or 2. 255 indicates an unpaired receiver.
For instructions on re-pairing, see the Re-Pairing section in Operation later in this guide.
The boxes in this interface indicate the computer positions and the colour indicates the connection status (blue means connected, white means unconnected and grey means disabled).
Click and drag to adjust the arrangement.
The menu icon on the top right gives the option to disable/remove a computer.
The scroll wheel, mouse pointer speed and customisable button functions can be set here.
Cross Computer Function Settings
Cross-PC enable: Enable/disable the cross-computer function.
Switch between computers: Mouse switching mode selection, there are two choices:
- Switch while the mouse pointer is moving to the edge of the screen
- Switch while press and hold the “CTRL” key and move the mouse pointer to the edge of the screen to prevent dis-operation.
Move out from screen corners: Enable or disable mouse pointer being able to be moved out in the corners of the screen.
Copy-and-Paste: Enable/disable clipboard sharing copy between computers (being able to copy and paste text, images and files).
Move-in/out hint window: Enable/disable the move in/move out hint window.
After enabling this function, a red or green semi-transparent bar will appear when the mouse pointer moves in or out of the corner of the screen (see below).
- The question mark icon in a white circle in the title bar of the window is the help icon. Click it to open the help document.
- Updates: Check and update to the latest version of the software.
- Add New Devices: Pairing mouse to receivers. See “Re-pair with Receivers” section for details.
System Tray/Menu Bar Icons
A. Receiver not plugged in
B. Mouse control not enabled
C. Mouse control enabled
Installing software in all computers to be controlled by the mouse is necessary for automatic switching; otherwise, control must be switched manually.
- Press once and the indicator will be illuminated for the currently-connected receiver. After a moment, it will automatically go out.
- Press while the indicator is still illuminated to cycle the connection through the receivers.
- Press and hold for 3 seconds while the indicator is still illuminated and the relevant indicator light will start flashing quickly. This removes the pairing information for that receiver and it will need to be re-paired.
Switch and Copy and Paste Between Computers
The mouse can move from one computer screen to another when setup as described in Cross Computer Function Settings in Software Setup.
Re-pairing is not required for initial setup as the product’s receivers are already paired.
Firstly, use the switch/re-pair button as described on the previous page to remove the pairing information from all receivers.
Next, select an unpaired channel using the switch/re-pair button
Then use the companion software to add a new device:
After re-pairing with all receivers, confirm that the number before the colon in the red line below is the same on each receiver and the number after the colon is 0, 1 or 2.
The mouse is turned on but not responsive
- Ensure the mouse is charged.
- If the light is flashing slowly, the paired receiver is not connected: it may be unplugged or the computer may be off or asleep and not providing power.
- If the light is flashing rapidly, you will need to re-pair, as shown above.
The mouse will not switch between computers
- Ensure the computers are part of the same LAN (Local Area Network): i.e. connected to the same wired or wireless router.
- Devices on the LAN must be allowed to communicate with each other.
- Ensure Cross Computer has been set up as per the Software Setup section of this guide. Check that the mouse has paired to all receivers, that the computers are all detected and enabled and that the function is enabled in the software:
- Contact your network administrator (communication across LAN may be disallowed due to network security policy, particularly in workplace environments).
Copy and paste across computers is slow or not working
- It can take a few seconds for data to be copied across, which may be indicated by the Paste option being grey out.
- This also depends on the type of data, e.g. even a large amount of text contains less information than most small images.
- Not all data can be shared. Text, images, files and folders can usually be copied without issue. Some data which is formatted in a special way - such as images in Microsoft Word - can lose their properties when being copied and pasted outside Word.
- Data transfer through a separate device is inherently less efficient than when the data is read and written to the same computer and transfer speeds will be slower. The advantage is in the intuitiveness of using the same device you are using to switch between computers and it is most effective with smaller files, images and text.