Simply run the MouseJiggle.exe included in the release .zip file. Check the "Enable jiggle?" checkbox to start jiggling the mouse pointer; uncheck it to stop. The jiggle is slight enough that you should be able to use the computer normally even with jiggling enabled.

The 'Zen jiggle?' checkbox enables a mode in which the pointer is jiggled 'virtually' - the system believes it to be moving and thus screen saver activation, etc., is prevented, but the pointer does not actually move.

To minimize Mouse Jiggler to the system tray, click the button marked with a green, down-pointing arrow.

If you want to start the Mouse Jiggler with jiggling already enabled, run the MouseJiggle.exe with either the -j or --jiggle command-line switch.

The "-z" / "--zen" command-line switch forces zen jiggling to be enabled for the current (and future) invocations of MouseJiggler.

(Added in 1.5+): The "-m" / "--minimized" command-like switch tells MouseJiggler to start already minimized.

That's it. Enjoy!

Last edited Aug 24, 2013 at 6:58 PM by arkanesystems, version 5


VertigoRay Jan 5 at 6:55 PM 
@jroughgarden @vlhorton Use a scheduled task to set the schedule, let it run for the time desired (say 8 hours) forcing it to quit when it runs longer than the time desired. I personally use a scheduled task to turn it on when the computer is idle for 5 minutes, and force it to quit when the computer is no longer idle. Good luck!

jroughgarden Mar 11, 2015 at 3:26 AM 
It would be nice if this could be set to run during work hours on weekdays.

vlhorton Sep 3, 2014 at 5:00 AM 
can it be disabled from the command line? e.g. --unload