iMac target display mode

Rodus

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Oct 25, 2008
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I'm planning to use my 2009 27" in target display mode for a gaming PC, I know that the USB ports on the back of the iMac will not be seen by the PC but what if I were to run a USB A to A cable between the PC and the iMac, would the PC then see the USB ports on the back of the iMac as a USB hub so I don't have to keep swapping the keyboard/mouse between 2 machines? I dont especially want to have to use 2 keyboards/mice.
 

416049

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Mar 14, 2010
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No, that will not work, as the USB ports are in use by Mac OS X, which is running while you use the iMac in Target Display Mode.
Why not get a KVM switch or something like Teleport, but working with Windows too?
logmein is pretty good too although idk if you could use the mouse/keyboard shared between the two computers.
 
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yashi

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Oct 13, 2011
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Your options are a KVM, or Synergy, if you can get that working with that setup. I was actually wondering if it was possible for Synergy to work with target display mode.
 
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