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Old 06-03-2004, 04:59 PM   #1
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Question sharing monitors

I will like to know if it's posible to share a laptop monitor, keyboard and mouse with a desktop pc. I have a laptop and I will like to just have one monitor and share it with the desktop pc. If possible doing it with free software that works trougth ethernet.

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Old 10-18-2006, 02:51 PM   #2
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if the desktop pc is windows xp pro you could use remote desktop connection, if its not there are lots of freeware programs online

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Old 10-18-2006, 03:43 PM   #3
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cg1 - For remote desktop connection, you need 2 seperate monitors. What he's asking is if he can share a monitor between the 2 computers.

Basically, the answer is no. Right now, it's not possible to use a laptop monitor with a desktop pc without spending more money than actually just buying a decent desktop monitor. For your mouse and keyboard though, the Belkin Flip can switch between computers for a monitor, mouse, keyboard, and speakers. It's $50-$60, depending on if you want USB or PS/2 compatibility.

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