Two monitors on Macbook and PC sharing keyboard/mouse

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jfwalkermac, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. jfwalkermac macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2009
    Ok, I'm going to try and break your brain...

    So what you think might work on this setup:

    Shared keyboard/mouse with:

    1. Macbook - needs to connect to hdmi/dvi monitor 1 and monitor 2 as separate screen (separate browsing, etc.). In effect, macbook would be open with monitor 1 and monitor 2 useable as additional desktop space.

    2. PC - needs to able to use monitor 1 as well. When PC is running Mac does not need to use either monitor 1 or 2. PC is sort of secondary to all this so I'm willing to be a bit more "manual" with PC monitor connection if necessary.

    I am currently using an iogear device to share keyboard/mouse, though I'm flexible in losing it if needed.

    Is this a brain teaser or what?

  2. guitargoddsjm macrumors 6502

    Feb 25, 2008
    I'm not sure how you'd be able to use two displays on your macbook without a second graphics card driving the second display...

    BUT, you could use your macbook screen as "monitor 2" and your monitor as "monitor 1". Use a KVM switch to swap your keyboard/mouse/monitor between computers.

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