Hi, I have 1 keyboard, 1 mouse, and two desktop computers to use with a 3-monitor setup. I would like to know the best way to use a triple monitor setup where I can click a button and switch back and forth between desktop A and desktop B for the single keyboard/mouse and the monitors. Consolidating files onto one machine is not an option.
Are there devices or hubs I could plug the keyboard/mouse/monitors and desktops into that can do this? Amazon links would be great.
posted by furious
on Feb 5, 2014 -
My husband and I bought two monitors a little over 12 months ago. They worked just fine for 6 months when his developed an intermittent fault. Essentially, the screen abruptly goes static-y and weird, and horrible noise comes out the speakers - I guess it should be described as interference. None of the controls work and it has to be powered down and back on again. Two months after his started going wrong, mine did too - exactly the same way. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0
on Oct 13, 2013 -
I'm looking for recommendations on a home-office setup that will eliminate the need for going into the office on weekends. [more inside]
posted by undercoverhuwaaah
on Oct 12, 2013 -
PC Screen Cleaning: What's the best way to clean a PC monitor? Tried water, scared of windex, changed the cloth type -- still have wipe marks and dust. Home readies or commercials solutions with type of cloth to use appreciated.
posted by Funmonkey1
on Apr 30, 2011 -
Choosing between two Dell monitors - UltraSharp U2211H or the ST2220M full HD monitor with LED [more inside]
posted by stuehler
on Dec 13, 2010 -
Suggest a program (or programs) that can help me track what is happening on a PC [more inside]
posted by twine42
on May 8, 2009 -
How should I keep up-to-date on hardware for graphic design? I'm not a graphic designer by trade, but I would like my personal (WinXP) computer to be suitable for hobby-work graphics. More details and criteria inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on May 5, 2009 -
I just bought a pretty high-end Dell PC with a large LCD monitor.
It's got dual Core2 CPUs @ 2.66GHz, 4 GB of RAM, and a decent graphics card. The monitor is a widescreen 27" Dell Ultrasharp.
So far, I like the PC. But I was disappointed to find that the first PC game I tried (BioShock) runs TERRIBLY. The game does run pretty well on my slightly older PC, which only has a 19" monitor.
So, I think the large, widescreen monitor is the problem. Is that correct? Are there tricks to running the latest games on a large LCD monitor?
Many thanks in advance for any advice and insight.
posted by stuehler
on Sep 26, 2007 -
I need advice on buying a new monitor for my PC. I am a complete beginner. So, Monitor 101? [more inside]
posted by Solomon
on Apr 28, 2007 -
I'm thinking of getting an iMac, but I'd still like to use my PC. I would like to clear the clutter on my desk and not have 2 monitors (the iMac and the PC monitor). So is it possible to get a PC to use the display of an iMac?
posted by xmattxfx
on Mar 13, 2007 -
I am on the market for a 17" or 19" LCD monitor for my pc. I am looking for recommendations and/or reliable websites that rate these. It should have VGA 15 pin connection. I would like the TV capability(?) but this is not necessary. I am not a gamer - I use this mostly for my dissertation research.
Thank for your help!
posted by eebs
on Mar 11, 2007 -
I want to monitor activity on my computer, but I'm totally at a loss. Can you recommend any software? [more inside]
posted by damnjezebel
on Oct 21, 2006 -
The last time I shopped for a PC monitor, I chose a CRT because TFTs were not suited for playing games. What has changed? [more inside]
posted by Harry
on Aug 31, 2006 -
I have a client who wants to be able to run his PC with the desktop extended over 4 monitors...all for the purpose of playing multiple hands of online poker. What is the easiest way to technically accomplish this?
posted by titans13
on Jul 7, 2006 -
I've got a Windows Media Center edition PC hooked up to my television using an S-video cable so that I can play DIVX files, and I'm getting my wallpaper showing up on the television... and nothing else. The main monitor still shows all my apps, however. What gives?! [more inside]
posted by insomnia_lj
on Mar 10, 2006 -
My monitor is finally dying on me. I'd like to spend up to $300 max for a decent flat screen monitor. I do some graphic work in Photoshop and play some video games on my PC. Any recommendations for that price (less would be preferable). Any advice on where to buy? Is Ebay ok?
posted by derekislost
on Apr 11, 2005 -
Strange picture wobble: we have a PC monitor and a television in the same room, and sometimes their pictures wobble in unison. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by ArmyOfKittens
on Dec 13, 2004 -
Is there a way to use my G4 Powerbook (1.5Ghz model) as a monitor for my PC?
posted by ism
on Nov 22, 2004 -
Is there a shortcut or a teeny tiny lil app for Windows XP, that will let me put my PC monitor on standby with just one click. I don't want to turn the power off, just put it on standby.
posted by riffola
on Aug 8, 2004 -