Two monitors on Macbook and PC sharing keyboard/mouse

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

  1. jfwalkermac macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,
    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?

    Thanks,
    Jim
     
  2. guitargoddsjm macrumors 6502

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    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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