One mouse and keyboard, two computers

James H

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So I'm having an issue, I have two computers - office one and a gaming one. Now most of the time I am on my gaming one but I have documents on the other one so its nice to switch across to it. I have my gaming one set up on DVI and my office one on VGA and with my HP monitor just by pressing "source" I can switch between computers.
What isn't fun is having to switch the keyboard and mouse over every single time!!! I have read about Synergy where they use two screens but I'm using one screen...can you fool the system into thinking your running on two screens?
If not is there a solution to this problem that doesnt involve me cluttering up my desk?

Thanks in advance!!
 

Zooshooter

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As far as I know, the only real solutions to this type of problem are a KVM switch which is specifically for this exact type of setup, or a second mouse/keyboard pair. You can get KVM switches relatively cheaply at a number of locations.
 

dm-mtl

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Since you run a dual monitor setup... I would not recommend buying one that supports it and leave it like you are doing at the moment. Dual monitor kvms are usually expensive.
 

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