How to Share One Keyboard with a Laptop and a Desktop Computer - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Member's Area > Off Topic Discussion
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-10-2007, 06:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 4
Default How to Share One Keyboard with a Laptop and a Desktop Computer

Introduction

Typing on a laptop is easier when you use an external keyboard instead of the built-in keyboard. You can also use the same external keyboard for your laptop and desktop computers, eliminating the need to invest in two different keyboards. Here is how to share one keyboard with a laptop and a desktop computer.

Step One

Understand that a KVM switch acts as a hub that connects a keyboard, mouse or monitor to the computers. A KVM switch is an abbreviation of Keyboard, Video, Mouse switch.

Step Two

Buy a KVM sharing switch from an online or retail store. Ensure that the switch has at least two ports to connect with a laptop and a desktop.

Step Three

Ensure that the connection port is compatible with the keyboard, laptop and desktop (PS/2 or USB port).

Step Four

Connect the keyboard to the sharing switch.

Step Five

Connect the base of the sharing switch to the two computers. This base is also connected to a small remote controller, which stays on the desktop.

Step Six

Switch between the two computers by pressing a button on the remote controller.
__________________

__________________
jennyyu is offline  
Old 10-11-2007, 07:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Preacher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ra'anana, Israel
Posts: 2,395
Default Re: How to Share One Keyboard with a Laptop and a Desktop Computer

Or you could just install Syengry..... (for free)
__________________

__________________
www.heavyportrayals.com - Lifting one stone at a time.
Preacher is offline  
Old 10-13-2007, 10:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 659
Send a message via AIM to KCRMYZ Send a message via MSN to KCRMYZ
Default Re: How to Share One Keyboard with a Laptop and a Desktop Computer

What is syengry.
__________________
KCRMYZ is offline  
Old 10-14-2007, 06:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Preacher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ra'anana, Israel
Posts: 2,395
Default Re: How to Share One Keyboard with a Laptop and a Desktop Computer

A program.
__________________
www.heavyportrayals.com - Lifting one stone at a time.
Preacher is offline  
Old 10-14-2007, 06:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
SirCyber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: In a yellow Submarine
Posts: 1,113
Send a message via Yahoo to SirCyber
Default Re: How to Share One Keyboard with a Laptop and a Desktop Computer

Quote:
Originally Posted by Preacher View Post
A program.
nice reply preacher. could be a bit more specific eh? otherwise, the rest of the post is rather informative for those who don't know. more like a beginners guide tho
__________________
EVGA X58 Classified, EVGA GTX 275 CO-OP Edition, Intel Core i7 230@2.68GHz, 1080W Enermax Evolution, 6GB G-Skill DDR3@8-8-8-19

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mak213
Knowledge is power. Power is nothing if it is not shared.
SirCyber is offline  
Old 10-14-2007, 07:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
Retired.
 
peterhuang913's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 8,076
Send a message via AIM to peterhuang913
Default Re: How to Share One Keyboard with a Laptop and a Desktop Computer

Quote:
Originally Posted by SirCyber View Post
nice reply preacher. could be a bit more specific eh? otherwise, the rest of the post is rather informative for those who don't know. more like a beginners guide tho
Don't be lazy, use Google.
__________________


My computer uses 1.5A-load, .8A-idle, .65A-standby, .05A-turned off on 125V.
"The spaces between your fingers were created so that another's could fill them in."
Quote:
Originally Posted by Norcent View Post
I need to stop using the internet.
peterhuang913 is offline  
Old 10-15-2007, 05:57 AM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 47
Default Re: How to Share One Keyboard with a Laptop and a Desktop Computer

Quote:
Originally Posted by peterhuang913 View Post
Don't be lazy, use Google.
WOW what an original thinker.. if we all did that there would be no use for computer forums.. but hey i suppose u got another one on ur post count
__________________
xXSN1P3RXx is offline  
Old 10-15-2007, 08:45 AM   #8 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 659
Send a message via AIM to KCRMYZ Send a message via MSN to KCRMYZ
Default Re: How to Share One Keyboard with a Laptop and a Desktop Computer

Quote:
Originally Posted by xXSN1P3RXx View Post
WOW what an original thinker.. if we all did that there would be no use for computer forums.. but hey i suppose u got another one on ur post count
100 Points awarded to you.
__________________
KCRMYZ is offline  
Old 10-15-2007, 09:03 AM   #9 (permalink)
Retired.
 
peterhuang913's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 8,076
Send a message via AIM to peterhuang913
Default Re: How to Share One Keyboard with a Laptop and a Desktop Computer

Quote:
Originally Posted by xXSN1P3RXx View Post
WOW what an original thinker.. if we all did that there would be no use for computer forums.. but hey i suppose u got another one on ur post count
This is the reason why forums were created. For people like you who are so original and unique and who believe that they should be helped without trying themselves.
__________________


My computer uses 1.5A-load, .8A-idle, .65A-standby, .05A-turned off on 125V.
"The spaces between your fingers were created so that another's could fill them in."
Quote:
Originally Posted by Norcent View Post
I need to stop using the internet.
peterhuang913 is offline  
Old 10-15-2007, 09:13 AM   #10 (permalink)
WOOOOOOOO
 
bobojuice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Miami
Posts: 818
Send a message via AIM to bobojuice Send a message via Yahoo to bobojuice
Default Re: How to Share One Keyboard with a Laptop and a Desktop Computer

Synergy

I have this installed on my laptop and desktop at home. It works EXTREMELY well, however doesnt like to be used while playing WoW, unfortunately.

Best of all IT'S FREE!

Highly Recommend.
__________________

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Norcent
It would be bad if you had a divorse over something stupid like batteries.
LETS DANCE!!!
bobojuice is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
POST Troubleshooting Guide SYL\X/3K Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 7 03-07-2009 10:24 AM
Laptop graphics comparison to desktop? ssjheero_yuy99 Laptops and Notebooks 1 08-13-2007 09:19 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.