Two laptops, screen expand?

Zawbuck

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Hello,
I have just gotten a new laptop. And now I wish to know if it is possible to run a two screen setup with the two laptops. Like use one of the laptops to control both screens. Meaning use the other laptop as a second monitor
I have re-searched a bit and found a program called "Synergy". But as I don't know much about this, I was kinda hoping someone could assist me here.
The program has to be free, easy to use, and use the least possible performance from the laptops as the they are not that fast.

Thank you very much for reading :).
 

Nathan Willis

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Most laptop have IGPUs/APUs.

In most cases that will not work. The output is out and not meant to be use as an input.

This may help you.

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/laptop/3456298/use-your-laptop-as-second-monitor/

The only safe way to do it would be through wireless.

AirPlay may/could work.


http://www.avatron.com/air-display

There is a 95% chance it will not work.
Laptop are NOT designed to be as secondary monitors.
 

Nathan Willis

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Most laptop have IGPUs/APUs.

In most cases that will not work. The output is out and not meant to be use as an input.

This may help you.

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/laptop/3456298/use-your-laptop-as-second-monitor/

The only safe way to do it would be through wireless.

AirPlay may/could work.


http://www.avatron.com/air-display

There is a 95% chance it will not work.
Laptop are NOT designed to be as secondary monitors.
 

Zawbuck

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Thank you for the answer. I ended up using the "Mouse without Borders" from Microsoft and it works rather well for now. But I ended up with a new problem now, is there any way to transfer the sound through wireless onto the "hosting" laptop. Resulting in all sound being sent from the "client" laptop onto the "host" laptop. Is this possible?
 
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