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Ten0000? said:
I think I'll give some more thought to using one monitor.
It might help us if we understood why and how you had in mind using two monitors. Normally, using a single monitor with multiple computers makes life simpler. Are you wanting to use one monitor with one computer and a different monitor with a second computer while sharing the same keyboard and mouse? Or are you wanting to use two monitors in a Dual Display setup with multiple computers?
 

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with the switch, is not possible to just connect the keyboard and then connect the two computers mouse inputs to the switch w/out worrying about the monitor being shared?
Yup, you don't have to use a monitor with the KVM switch if you don't want too.
 

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It might help us if we understood why and how you had in mind using two monitors. Normally, using a single monitor with multiple computers makes life simpler. Are you wanting to use one monitor with one computer and a different monitor with a second computer while sharing the same keyboard and mouse? Or are you wanting to use two monitors in a Dual Display setup with multiple computers?
Yeah, because if it's one monitor for each computer, and a shared keyboard mouse, synergy would be perfect. If you want dual display on each then you have problems....but you could, have dual display on one, and single display on the other...which is what I may do. just split one monitor so the machine is dual display on one, single display on the other through a KVM.
 

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Yup, you don't have to use a monitor with the KVM switch if you don't want too.
Right, but depending on the KVM switch. My D-Link 8-port switch (which I do not particularly like) uses on-screen display for navigation between computers. If one of your monitors is not connected to the KVM switch, life will be difficult. On the other hand, my 4-port Iogear switch does not rely on on-screen display, and should work fine in this scenario.
 

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if your wanting to use two pc's two monitors and one keyboard and mouse, you can. you'll need a KVM Switch and a Monitor Spilter. its a little box with 2 or more plugs for sliptin up the monitor signal more then once. now hooking it may be a little complex lol, but take your time and have fun. i seen them used in cars with more then 1 screen
 

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if your wanting to use two pc's two monitors and one keyboard and mouse, you can. you'll need a KVM Switch and a Monitor Spilter. its a little box with 2 or more plugs for sliptin up the monitor signal more then once. now hooking it may be a little complex lol, but take your time and have fun. i seen them used in cars with more then 1 screen
Yea, but that just mirrors the screen, doesn't give you a dual display in the sense of having a larger desktop.
 

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At present, I have 2 PCs each with its own monitor, basically side by side. Each one is tied to our network.
I have to grab one KB to work on one PC and grab the other KB for the other PC.
My thought was to be able to work on either of the PCs with one KB/mouse, and be able to SEE what I'm doing on either system at the same time. I use the systems for various kinds of editing as well as the day to day use, so it'd be real handy t be able to watch a playback on one screen, while writing a script, letter, whatever at the same time.
Make any sense?
 

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Synergy is EXACTLY what you want. You install it on both machines. Set one as the server, the other as a client, and you can slide your mouse from one computer, right off the edge of your screen to the other computer seamlessly. I use it between my desktop and laptop at home, so I can keep using my regular keyboard and mouse to do work on my laptop.
 
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