Dual Screen two mice

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  1. theFranchise25 macrumors member

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    Ok im hooking up a second LCD to my iMac. (the one in my sig)
    I know if im online on my iMAC i can have another program on my second screen. My question is this, say im online on my iMAC with one mouse, can my wife play her diner dash on the second screen with another mouse? Will my mac recognize two mice? :apple:
     
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    Quite simply, no. You cannot do that. Doing that would require you to buy a second computer. I suppose it might be possible if you had Mac OS X server and had a cheap computer connect to that or something, but I doubt it's really what you're looking for.

    Hmm. Looks good. But I'm curious if that would also support two keyboards, and have two separate active programs, otherwise it would interfere.
     
  4. theFranchise25 thread starter macrumors member

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    see at first i thought it wasnt possible. but then i thought, im running two programs.
     
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  6. macfreek57 macrumors 6502

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    Can't be

    First off, it's a free download, but the link only downloads a readme file (???). Second, knowing a little about the os x frameworks, how would you handle things like focus? Which is the frontmost window? Seems like without majorly revamping the way the system handles user events this is not possible. You'd have to rewrite the window controller. Also, that video looks too good to be not tampered-with. How would you be able to draw in the same Photoshop window with two different colors? To my knowledge, Photoshop has no "Secondary mouse color" choosers. At best, it seems that each individual window would be able to handle input from only one, if you could even get it to handle the dual input on separate windows within the same app, which I doubt. I think all existing apps would have to be rewritten to handle this, even if only a slight revision. And finally, it seems that we would have heard of such a product already. It would be pretty remarkable.
    Anyway, that's just what I think. And, yes, you can laugh at me for being wrong when this software makes it's final release and blows away everybody with it's innovative reconstruction of system events. Then of course Apple will buy them out and it will be a headlining feature of OS X.6 Ocelot. :)
     
  7. Luis macrumors 65816

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    Wow if that DualOSX is real, incredible! However, something tell me it's pure BS.
     
  8. theFranchise25 thread starter macrumors member

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    yup. dont think ill try it. oh well:mad:. :apple:
     
  9. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

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    It's just what a quick Google search turned up... However, it - probably - proves again, that the first thought is the better one.

    I doubt it's real.

    /Rupert
     
  10. sharky05 macrumors regular

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    DualOSX seems too good to be true (the download is, anyway). Looking at the video, it seems you only get one mouse pointer on the screen and the cursor flicks between the two "mice"
     

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