Need solution on running PC / MAC from 1 Keyboard and Monitor setup (quad monitors)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by billwright, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. billwright macrumors newbie

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    Ok, here is what I have:

    Quad-Display Monitors (all working from PC, 2 VGA and 2 DVI)
    PC Windows Vista Desktop
    1 Keyboard
    1 Mouse
    and a Macbook Laptop.

    I do software development (for PC AND MAC) and need the ability to switch between the PC / MACBOOK on my Quad-Display monitors and use the same keyboard and mouse.

    Please let me know what I need, I assume some kind of switch but in hours of searching google was not able to find anything to handle this. Also what keyboard would i need to handle MAC and PC functions (prefer wireless).

    Thanks for any insight!
     
  2. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    I think you can use Synergy. It's on source forge.
     
  3. billwright thread starter macrumors newbie

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    One problem I see with Synergy if I understand correctly... this will only allow for user of keyboard/mouse on each computer and it's monitor.

    But I want to use the same quad-display monitors with both my laptop (mac) and desktop (pc). So I want my PC and MAC to all display on my quad-display monitors using the same keyboard/mouse. I don't need to use both at same time, so a switch of some sort is acceptable. I just need the mac to display on my key/mouse/quad-display when needed and the PC to display on the key/mouse/quad-display when needed.

    It seems like Synergy only allows to use same mouse/keyboard on that computers setup monitor (laptop monitor).

    I understand I will probably have to buy hardware and I'm on with that, but what do I have to get? I've been searching and haven't found a thing that does this specifically.
     

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