2 Computer & 2 monitors on 1 Keyboard & Mouse?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Richard, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Richard

    Richard Guest

    Can you have 2 computers and 2 monitors on one keyboard and mouse? I don't
    want a KVM because I always want both computer on where I can see them at
    all times but just take control of which one I want.
    Richard, Jun 30, 2009
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    thanatoid Guest

    You have to have a KVM, but you don't have to use ALL of its
    options. I use two different mice but just one of the rest.

    Get a KVM which can be controlled with hitting scroll lock twice
    or something like that rather than by moving a switch on a box
    or something equally annoying.
    thanatoid, Jun 30, 2009
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    Evan Platt Guest

    Yes. A KVM is keyboard, video, mouse obviously. There's no reason you
    HAVE to hook up the V part. It's like a BLT without the Lettuce.

    Or, if both computers are on the same LAN, look at Synergy.

    Evan Platt, Jun 30, 2009
  4. Richard

    why? Guest

    That's what a KVM does. It's not like you were thinking of the 2 PCs
    being 100m away from each other using an IP KVM is it?
    If networked, - 2 Computers, 1 monitor, 1K and 1M.
    Try RealVNC, TightVNC or any other remote control software.

    why?, Jun 30, 2009
  5. Richard

    Richard Guest

    I just happen to have two computers so why not just use them. I just don't
    hook up the Video on the KVM. I have a habit of asking before I think. I
    guess it's because I've been alone so long I just like to communicate with

    Richard, Jun 30, 2009
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    sittingduck Guest

    You could hook both monitors to one computer and use realVNC or something
    similar to control the other (if networked).
    sittingduck, Jul 2, 2009
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