I know that this is quiet weird question and the problem might not look big but it's annoying after all. I use 2 monitors and when I try to move mouse to the other monitor it usually gets stuck at the edge. In order to move mouse to the other monitor you have to move mouse very quickly. In windows however this transition is much smoother where you can move the mouse slowly but still move it to the next monitor and it feels like you are using 1 monitor. Is there a way to fix this?


This seems to be the "Sticky edges" which are activated in Ubuntu by default. Go to the System Settings, choose Screen Display and deactivate "Sticky edges".

  • This is exactly what my problem is. Thank you very much. – Vsky Mar 22 '17 at 16:45
  • Is this option still there for 18.04? Couldn't seem to find it. – liang Aug 18 '19 at 2:36
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    Yes, unfortunately not in the usual settings GUI. It is described here: askubuntu.com/questions/907797/… Easiest is to run gsettings set org.gnome.shell.overrides edge-tiling false in console. – David Georg Reichelt Aug 19 '19 at 15:18

Search menu for Displays


Go to menu > Settings > Displays

and Set Sticky Edges to OFF

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In my experience this problem occurred because of dock on secondary display. Go to Settings / Dock / Show on/ and from drop down menu choose Built-In-Display.


Couldn't find any sticky option setting in Kubuntu 19, however I found that there was an small gap between the monitors in the displays settings. Once I re-placed them so they were aligned to each other, the annoying cursor-push to move across was gone


It's because of different screen size on my monitors. Moving the second one in the middle of the side edge of the main one solved problem. It's only top and bottom corner left to stuck of the mouse cursor, but it's fine for me.

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