Advice on connections for a new monitor

Started Mar 11, 2013 | Questions thread
skyglider
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Re: Advice on connections for a new monitor
In reply to masplin, Mar 11, 2013

masplin wrote:

Oh now I hadnt thought of that!!!! So presumable a couple of button presses on the monitor to change the video feed and a box to switch the USB peripherals. that seems really obvious so why do poeple buy switches??? Guess it's a bit more seemless if expensive.

The reason folks buy KVM switches is because of using a wired keyboard and mouse.  One monitor with one keyboard and one mouse.  Toggle the KVM switch and all 3 are switched to the desired computer.

Using the monitor to select the input video signal will require you to manually swap keyboards and mouse.

If you're using a wireless keyboard and mouse, then they still have to somehow be switched to work on the computer that the monitor is displaying.

Sky

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