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How to solve Huion cursor being on the wrong screen (A common Huion pen display issue)

If The Cursor Moves In Another Screen While You’re Trying To Draw With Your Huion Pen Display, Follow

So you got yourself a Huion pen display, and you plugged it to your computer, you tried drawing with it, only for you to see the cursor is moving on another screen, as if your Huion pen display is a regular graphics tablet. This is a very common issue for those using their Huion on a multiple screens setup, and I encountered it in my 3 monitors one. I was easily able to solve that issue using the steps below. I have tried this on a Huion Kamvas GT-191, but it will work on many other Huion models, as the driver options are the same across them.

How To Map The Cursor Of Huion Pen Display To The Correct Display

Setting your Huion as the primary display can solve this problem, but that’s not really necessary, and it may not be what you really want, as you may have a better display that you use for other things.

You can follow certain steps to map the drawing area to the right screen, without setting the Huion to be the primary display:-

  • Double click on the Huion icon in the system tray, the icon looks like this.


  • The Huion Tablet dialog appears.


  • Click on the “Work Area” tab in the dialog (marked by a red rectangle in the picture below), this is where you specify how the drawing area maps to your drawing area.


  • In the “Select Current Display”, select the monitor you want to map to the drawing area.


  • In my case, my Huion Kamvas GT-191 was “Display 3”.


  • If you are yet to calibrate your Huion pen, you can do that now by clicking the “Monitor Calibration” button, then click on the red points that appears on the screen.


  • Click OK to close the dialog & apply the changes.
  • Now you’re good to go, the pen should move the screen of the Huion.

And Finally

Huion pen display are not without problems, just like Wacom, but as long as there’s an easy solution for the problem, it can be worth the trouble of trying to solve them, as getting a Cintiq-like experience at the price Huion is offering is very tempting.

If this solution didn’t work for you, let me know, so that I may able to find another one to add here in the future~

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  1. I get an issue after setting up my tablet as a second screen where the pen and the cursor don’t sync like they should. I do all the steps you do in this but a small movement of the pen gives a larger movement of the cursor.

    1. Hello there,

      If you’re using Windows 10, please try to set the scaling to 100%, this happened to me with another Huion product, and that solved it for me :>

  2. Hey! I followed the steps you wrote and changed the settings but it didnt solved the problem. I still cant draw on my monitor. Is there another way? I have a Huion GT 220 V2 and a Lenove Legion.

    1. Probably waaaay to late since you posted this about a year ago. But instead of trying to “mirror” or map the tablet to your main screen select the tablet itself on the drop-down menu. ie: instead of selecting: “Display 1…” select the display number your computer assigned your Huion tablet.
      Took me over an hour to figure it out for my Huion Kamvas 20. It’s completely dumb since it’s supposed to mirror your monitor.

  3. Thank you so much, I spent about ten hours setting this thing, but once I worked out initial kinks, your article really helped a lot. :)

  4. Windows 10, multiple displays. Huion GT-220 v2 (monoprice clone, using the 14.7 huion driver)

    No matter what display I set in the Huion software, it will only draw on whatever windows 10 has set as the main display.

    Changing the display in the Huion Tablet software (and hitting apply) does nothing, except change the preview of the screen in the software, which tells me the software is recognizing the different displays, the input is just not being mapped to the correct screen.

  5. Windows 10, multiple displays. Huion GT-191
    I have my Huion set up as an extended monitor, but cannot get the pen to draw on the monitor.
    Changing the display in the Huion Tablet software (and hitting apply) does nothing, except change the preview of the screen in the software, which tells me the software is recognizing the different displays, the input is just not being mapped to the correct screen.

  6. Thank you for taking the time out to write the article and for the valuable information in it!

    In the off-chance that that method doesn’t work for you, however, you could also try this:
    1. Go to the Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Pen and Touch > Click on the ‘Setup’ button beside ‘Configure your pen and touch display’
    2. Instructions will show up. Tap on the screen with your pen and tablet to set up the screen you want to be able to use your pen and tablet on, and when it goes onto the screen just press the Esc. button.

    And that’s it! Hope this helps someone.

  7. I wanted to edit my original comment, but I’m not able to so I’ll just modify it here.

    You need to go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Tablet PC Settings (not Pen and Touch) > click Setup Button

  8. I did it and it worked! thanks! But just as an observation, the monitor was already the correct one, I selected my other monitor, selected back my huion monitor, and clicked ‘apply’ and then ‘ok’ and it worked. Another thing that have worked, though not ideal, is disconnecting the usb and connecting again.

  9. Thanks for this useful information.
    My pen is working fine on the Camvas (extended mode), but unfortuntely the control keys on the Camvas still control a different monitor and not my Camvas.
    Any idea how this can be adjusted so that they follow the pen settings?

  10. None of this is working. My husband has two monitors set up besides my Huion Kamvas Pro 13. I went into settings and told it to duplicate monitor 2. It does. But when I move the pen across the screen, it passes across monitors 1 and 2 the same as the mouse does. When I go into the Huion app and set the work area to monitor 2, no matter whether I click apply or ok, it does nothing. It claims to be set and the cursor still passes over both monitors. I tried the fix listed in the comments and while I could see the pen tapping on the screen, the computer made no sign that it recognized a tap was taking place. It just didn’t do anything and I had to hit esc.

    I’m pretty sure last time I did this I had to painstakingly custom set the four boundaries of the screen for it to work, so I guess I’m doing that, after tearing my hair out and crying in frustration that computers don’t do what people claim they’ll do and no one can freaking give me a straight answer as to why!

  11. So I’m using a KAMVAS pro12, nd my cursor is working fine on my laptop monitor’s screen, however when I move the cursor to my tablet screen, it stops working and doesn’t draw

    I’ve already set the work area to the tablet screen and and calibrated it but it’s just not working

  12. Hello, I have tried solving the problem as it is written in the post, but nothing really happened other than the inbuilt laptop mouse which I normally use becoming irresponsive. Then my computer crashed. I tried again, and again my laptop turned off while I was tapping around on the iconless desktop displayed on the tablet.
    Do you have a solution for this sort of issue?
    Thanks in advance.

  13. Hi SweetMonia, thanks a lot for this post.

    My problem is a bit different: I use two monitors (the Huion GT-191 and a BenQ). I can set up the working area all right, but after my computer goes to sleep or was turned off, this setting will be “reset” and my working area is again on the BenQ monitor.

    I can of course each time change this, but I would like to find a way to make it default. (Making Huion my primary Monitor doesn’t help.) Thanks in advance!

  14. this process didn’t work for me, my kamvas pro 16 utillities has an entirely different interface, most of the items you show aren’t even in my interface, I had no options for screen selection or “work area” there is a “working area” which I thought would be the same, but all it did was highlight the kamvas screen and gave no options. unfortunately huion is still closed from there sweeping the tombs holiday, which supposedly ended on the 6th, but whatever, I guess. if you have any suggestions and you see my message, I’d be happy for any suggestions.

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