use the same keyboard and mouse on 2 computers?

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  1. liammk

    liammk New Member

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    i just got a laptop for xmas (Samsung r510) and set it up next to my computer. i would like to use the keybord and mouse on the two computers at different times. at the moment every time i want to have the keyboard and mouse on my laptop i have to unplug the usb's from my desktop and connect them to my laptop. i really would like to be able to just flick a switch or click something and it to chance between computers. its just really irritating having to unplug and replug all the time.
    thx, liammk
  2. MegaMan

    MegaMan New Member

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    it's called a kvm switch some come with usb too I think
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    kevin1st Well-Known Member

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    i know its possible for mac to pc but try using synergy
  4. murphmanny

    murphmanny Banned

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    For Mac just use Screen Sharing. I do it all the time to pull pranks on family and friends.
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    If its all Macs, I recommend the "Teleport" preference pane. Its like teleporting your Mouse and Keyboard from screen to screen, computer to computer when your mouse goes on the edge. You can add a delay when it jumps too.
  7. MegaMan

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    also for windows you can use programs like realvnc, tightvnc, or ultravnc

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