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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iSaygoodbye, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. iSaygoodbye macrumors 6502a

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    I just got a new mac running 10.4. I want a way to be able to use one mouse and on the two machines. Ive tried synergy but found the set up was too hard. Does anyone know of anything that can help me achieve this?
     
  2. iSaygoodbye thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    whats that?
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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  4. iSaygoodbye thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    how exactly does it work? like what do i plug into the kvm switch from the computer? i mean i know i plug in the one keyboard and mouse,but what do i plug into it to connect the computers
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    A USB into into each computer.
     
  6. theDUB macrumors 6502a

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    This should help. It's basically just a splitter.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    That's right. The one pictured is PS/2, though. You'd need a USB switch.

    Synergy is a neat app. I'm using it myself. It is a bugger to set up, though.
     
  8. theDUB macrumors 6502a

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    That was just the first one I found to be used as a visual reference. :cool:
     
  9. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I figured you knew the difference, just wanted to clarify for the OP. :)
     
  10. MTI macrumors 65816

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    The Belikin Flip switch does both PC and Mac (software for both online) but you´ll need to get some shareware program that will lock the resolution settings if you want to ever share a single monitor.
     

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