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A/B monitor switcher?
    #4603866 - 08/31/05 03:32 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I'm looking for like an A/B switcher to go from two seperate computers to one monitor. It's mainly a matter of desk space, theres barely enough room for one monitor so I want to see if I can work something like this out. Does a monitor switcher exist? anyone know where I can get one?


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Re: A/B monitor switcher? [Re: Irradiated_Feces]
    #4603922 - 08/31/05 03:48 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

There is an item called a KVM switch. Most of them will let you use multiple computers interfaced with one keyboard, mouse, & monitor. Here is a link
http://www.newegg.com/ProductSort/Subcategory.asp?Subcategory=143


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Re: A/B monitor switcher? [Re: BigGameHunter]
    #4604001 - 08/31/05 04:11 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Perfect. Thanks man, that's exactly what I need.


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Re: A/B monitor switcher? [Re: Irradiated_Feces]
    #4604290 - 08/31/05 05:44 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

You're welcome  :thumbup:


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Re: A/B monitor switcher? [Re: BigGameHunter]
    #4604557 - 08/31/05 07:15 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I use the small iogear kvm switch, that you can find for around $20.00,
but I wish I had paid a few bucks more for the one that has the button in the middle, so I didnt have to use the keyboard to switch pc,s.


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Re: A/B monitor switcher? [Re: Irradiated_Feces]
    #4613223 - 09/02/05 06:26 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Speaking from experience, I like those integrated ones with the mouse, keyboard, and monitor cables attached. Just make sure you check the resolution of those monitor cables before you buy. Also, I bought one of those linksys integrated ones, and I regret not buying one with software emulation for mice, and a connection for speakers and microphones. So if you care about the extra features of your mice(I've got the logitech mx700, and it just shows up as a generic mouse using KVM), and don't want to constantly switch speakers between the computers, get one with everything. Good luck.


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Re: A/B monitor switcher? [Re: daussaulit]
    #4613335 - 09/02/05 07:04 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I hear you, I have that logitech lx700, and to get all the features,
I just use the kvm, for the monitor, as soon as this iogear kvm dies
I will get one so I can get rid of this extra mouse, and keyboard.
Iogear, and Logitech dont play well together.


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