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    Grandma broke her coccyx! Uncle Rico's Avatar
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    1 Monitor/Mouse/Keybord for 2 PC's
    I know this device exist, but I can't think of the name. I have 2 PC's and I would like to have a single monitor/keyboard/mouse to share between them by switching back and forth on this device. Got a name?

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    I think you are looking for a KMV

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KVM_switch

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    Um, a PC switcher ?
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    KVM switch is what you need. I use the CablesToGo 4-Port VGA KVM Switch.
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    KVM, that's it. Thanks.

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    Buy a cheap monitor, run http://synergy2.sourceforge.net/ over your network .Copy/pasting works, it's like running dual monitors and it's a free script.

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    Another option (especially if they're physically separated in the house but they're all networked) is to use VNC. I use UltraVNC, but there are numerous similar VNC programs. It's really handy. If my wife says, "Hey, come look at this", I can just use VNC to look at (and control) her screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelColey
    Another option (especially if they're physically separated in the house but they're all networked) is to use VNC. I use UltraVNC, but there are numerous similar VNC programs. It's really handy. If my wife says, "Hey, come look at this", I can just use VNC to look at (and control) her screen.
    I'm with Michael on this one. I have VNC running on all the computers here. Sure has saved a lot of trips downstairs to take a look at some message or other.
    I also use three Belkin Omni 4 port switches cascaded together to give access to all the servers at my desk. These Belkins work great and you can switch them right from your keyboard without having to reach for the button. You can pick these up for a pretty good price on eBay if you're in the right place at the right time. Many times the cables aren't included though so you'll have to find those somewhere else.



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    If the two systems are going to be at your desk or area a KVM is the best way to go.

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    Both PC's are physically located on the same desk. One is for my real job and one is for aff marketing.

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