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Battlestation: Multiple desktops and monitors but 1 keyboard and 1 mouse

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 - 14 answers

 

Started to install a printer, and bricked my laptop!

Help! My family member ask me to help install a printer (a Lexmark x5470) on her laptop. I installed the drivers and then, when I restarted the computer the MOUSE AND KEYBOARD DONT WORK. I can't login! I can't do anything! It even happens in safe mode, I am running windows 7 family premium, 64 bit on an hp laptop. Help me not ruin Christmas,
posted by cacofonie on Dec 21, 2013 - 9 answers

how do i get this ghost out of my computer?

My conputer has its own ideas about what I should be typing. For the love of sanity, please help. [more inside]
posted by windykites on Oct 10, 2013 - 9 answers

Ergonomic keyboard with 6 on right side?

Are there any reasonably-priced split keyboards that put 6 on the right side? [more inside]
posted by at home in my head on Jul 20, 2013 - 6 answers

I just want to scroll down!

Yesterday evening the down arrow key on my laptop computer started behaving strangely. [more inside]
posted by JuliaJellicoe on Jul 16, 2013 - 5 answers

I don't want to watch my fingers anymore

Based on this thread, touch typing has changed people's lives. I have been watching my fingers type for more than forty years, so I may not be able to make the change, but I'm willing to put forth a good effort. What software-based training program is likely to be effective to help an adult fast finger-typist become a fast(er?) touch typist?
posted by cameradv on Dec 27, 2012 - 25 answers

xbox controller you'll be the death of me

Is there anything better than an xbox controller to control xbox media center running on a windows 7 HTPC? [more inside]
posted by tehloki on Nov 2, 2012 - 12 answers

macbook old keyboard coffee

I spilled coffee on my old (2006 polycarbonate) MacBook. Now the trackpad works, but not the keys. How can I diagnose and fix my laptop keyboard? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Aug 21, 2012 - 7 answers

How to get my laptop's keyboard to work after a beer spillage?

I spilled beer on my laptop. I got a missing or corrupt BIOS error on startup and a number of keys didn't do anything when pressed. I disassembled the laptop and cleaned the inside with alcohol wipes and replaced the keyboard. The BIOS error is gone and the keys register as input but in pairs. Is there a software solution to this problem? [more inside]
posted by Lubo on May 31, 2012 - 8 answers

Mother, do you think it's good enough for you?

Balancing function and price: What's the best (and least expensive) Mom Computer, especially if we're trying to go Mac? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Jan 12, 2012 - 19 answers

Need a non-flakey ergonomic keyboard recommendation

Microsoft Comfort Curve keyboard... love the layout and key feel... hate the flakiness. Any comparable keyboards out there that don't flake out? [more inside]
posted by schmoppa on Sep 8, 2011 - 7 answers

Control - Y keyboard shortcut has globally stopped working in windows 7.

Personal Tech Support Filter : Control - Y keyboard shortcut has globally stopped working in windows 7. [more inside]
posted by stratastar on Jun 24, 2011 - 4 answers

lightweight laptop fullsize keyboard?

The lightest possible laptop with a full-size keyboard? [more inside]
posted by mono blanco on Feb 21, 2011 - 16 answers

Please help with toddler-induced keyboard repair need

Please help me repair my laptop after my 2yo attacked the keys. [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Sep 18, 2010 - 11 answers

Becausethisisgettingridiculous.

The spacebar on my laptop is messed up. My question is similar to this question. Only different. [more inside]
posted by DestinationUnknown on Jul 27, 2010 - 4 answers

How can I fix the my "enter" key on my notebook?

My enter key on my notebook stopped working... can it be fixed? [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on Jun 26, 2010 - 5 answers

Portable battery powered computer with screen above keyboard

Is there any portable battery powered computer (or computer-like device) of any vintage that is flat with the screen above a real keyboard, like a big Blackberry? No folding hinge. Examples I can think of: TRS-80 Model 100, the Kindle, AlphaSmart line... any others?
posted by neustile on May 7, 2010 - 13 answers

Mysterious keyboard behavior: accidental or malicious?

My MacBook's keyboard mysteriously changed to Dvorak! How can I tell if someone messed with my computer? [more inside]
posted by k. on Mar 19, 2010 - 8 answers

The cursor on my MacBook jumps around like crazy.

When typing, my cursor jumps around like crazy, highlighting paragraphs, jumping back words, and making it impossible to type normally. MacBook4,1 (whatever that means), Mac OS X 10.5.8 (9L31a). [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme on Feb 8, 2010 - 19 answers

Keyboard for my HTPC setup?

Recommendations for a good HTPC (home theater PC) keyboard? [more inside]
posted by petah on Dec 12, 2009 - 7 answers

Why does my laptop think I'm pushing ctrl?

My Inspiron 1545 thinks I'm pressing ctrl and I don't know why. [more inside]
posted by Pope Guilty on Oct 27, 2009 - 5 answers

ProductFilter: Looking for a ~2ft high table to put over my lap to put keyboard/mouse on

I am trying to find/make a table that is about 2 feet high that I can put my keyboard and mouse on. The depth is irrelevant, but the length shouldn't be longer than say 4 feet. Also, would like it not to have any cross-beams or anything so I can stretch my legs out under it. [more inside]
posted by catquas on Jun 2, 2009 - 7 answers

How to fix laptop keyboard keys that fell off?

How to fix laptop keyboard keys that fell off? [more inside]
posted by macsigler on May 20, 2009 - 7 answers

Help, KVM ate my keyboard!

When my Server 2003 desktop auto locks, the keyboard becomes unresponsive while the mouse continues to work. Anyone had a similar experience? No indicators in any of the logs. Running Dell 2950 and Avocent AMX KVM. [more inside]
posted by masher on Feb 20, 2009 - 2 answers

Keys to the city

Help me fix a keyboard/key problem with my Vista laptop. [more inside]
posted by micklaw on Feb 12, 2009 - 9 answers

So tired of standing on my head...

I somehow hit a combination of keys on my keyboard that turned the display on my keyboard completely upside down. Restarting didn't fix it. Help! [more inside]
posted by downing street memo on Dec 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Scrambled keyboard is not dfb. Sorry, I meant 'fun.'

Sometimes, my keyboard switches to Dvorak for no apparent reason. We can't find a trigger for it--it occurs when typing in word, when playing TF2, when entering an address in the address bar, etc. Only a restart can restore QWERTY. Even though the text input on TF2 will be scrambled, the TF2 controls work as though on QUERTY--'W' is still forward, even though it types out 'E'. Incidents can be anywhere from hours to weeks apart. I've personally only seen it happen inside TF2, but my sister swears it happens other times, too. Googling only returns 'how to switch to/learn Dvorak' pages. The computer runs Windows XP, and only happens to that computer. Can you help me stop Dvorak?
posted by flibbertigibbet on Aug 24, 2008 - 5 answers

You're not the mute button! Stop it!

The left control key on my keyboard has suddenly started toggling the mute on my master volume. How do I make it stop? [more inside]
posted by EarBucket on Jul 23, 2008 - 5 answers

Microwave vs. Computer, and the Microwave is winning.

The kitchen computer has a little trackpad/keyboard combo that sits atop of the microwave. When the microwave turns on, the trackpad stops working. Looking for suggestions on shielding, putting a filter in line with the cable, grounding, anything to help me cook and mouse at the same time. [more inside]
posted by sol on Jun 28, 2008 - 5 answers

How do I make my language settings for "input language" (keyboard layout) which I set via the language bar stay set program to program?

How do I make my language settings for "input language" (keyboard layout) which I set via the language bar stay set program to program? [more inside]
posted by jesirose on Apr 25, 2008 - 5 answers

Dim screen fix results in bizarre keyboard behavior???

We fixed an issue with a dim screen on a laptop, but now the keyboard is acting wonky. What's up with that? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Mar 12, 2008 - 1 answer

How can I paste the number five with a keyboard shortcut?

The number five suddendly won't work on my laptop, can I program a key combination to paste it whenever I need it? [more inside]
posted by BobsterLobster on Mar 10, 2008 - 12 answers

automatic keycap cleaining?

What (automatic) methods would you recommend for cleaning grime off the keycaps of a keyboard? [more inside]
posted by ArgentCorvid on Feb 28, 2008 - 22 answers

Will someone marry my keyboard?

I've just bought a Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Keyboard 7000, which comes with the matching mouse (8000). It works great with my Windows XP computer, as long as the computer is on. Once I switch the computer off and attempt to restart, the Bluetooth connection is lost and the computer won't start, citing the lack of a keyboard as the reason. Only by repeatedly fiddling and resynching can I get the computer started up. Can anyone suggest how I bond these three devices in permanent holy matrimony?
posted by skylar on Jan 23, 2008 - 15 answers

R is for Run

A computer in my life has a problem with its keyboard. I'm hoping there is an obvious solution. [more inside]
posted by bluenausea on Oct 31, 2007 - 5 answers

Help out my creaking old computer.

Succour for Aged Computers Filter: I've got an old computer that is having two problems. 1) When it boots up, it always asks to go into safemode. This is an old problem. 2) when it boots up, I can use the kb to select safemode (or not) or make selections in the bios, but when XP loads up, mouse and kb aren't working! [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Jul 19, 2007 - 7 answers

Cheapo way to plug piano keyboard into a mac

What's the cheapest way of plugging a piano keyboard into my mac [more inside]
posted by singingfish on Jun 26, 2007 - 9 answers

Forsooth, facilitate fixing my four-fingered typing

Help me break some bad keyboarding habits as painlessly as possible. [more inside]
posted by perissodactyl on Feb 5, 2007 - 24 answers

Did my underwater keyboard submerge my PC?

Did my keyboard try to kill my computer? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Nov 22, 2006 - 11 answers

Bluetooth, ergonomic keyboards?

Is there such thing as a bluetooth ergonomic keyboard? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Sep 2, 2006 - 2 answers

Using 2 keyboards on one XP box...

I want to expand the number of keys available for mapping as hotkeys in some of my games. Is it possible to connect a second keyboard under Windows XP, possibly a USB one, and use it as, essentially, a very large keypad? If so, how would I go about it without causing IRQ conflicts? [more inside]
posted by slavlin on May 9, 2006 - 5 answers

Slippery Keys On Keyboard

How can I make the keys on my keyboard less slippery? [more inside]
posted by jak68 on Mar 23, 2006 - 3 answers

It crunches when I type

I'm looking for a new keyboard. My current one is wireless, and I am tired of buying batteries. I have a lengthy feature list, inside. [more inside]
posted by bkudria on Mar 3, 2006 - 6 answers

Wearable computing and one handed key-boards

I'm interested in wearable computing and am curious if anyone has any resources for information. More importantly, I'm wanting to get a one handed keyboard. I've seen the Frogpad but would like to know all of my options. I'm preferablly looking for something bluetooth that can be used with my Blackberry. Thanks in advance.
posted by Knigel on Dec 16, 2005 - 8 answers

30 Day Return Policy

What's up with the 30 day return period on laptops? Are there any fees that I'm going to lose by going that route? [more inside]
posted by KirTakat on Sep 7, 2005 - 11 answers

I need a particular keyboard.

I'm looking for a keyboard with a cover. [more inside]
posted by Marky on Jul 31, 2005 - 3 answers

How can I get my mouse functions back after plugging into a passthrough switch?

After adding new hardware to my computer setup, my "extra" mouse buttons and mouse wheel no longer work. [more inside]
posted by Servo5678 on Jul 29, 2005 - 6 answers

Where can I get a USB version of the NeXT keyboard?

The best keyboard I have ever used was the one that shipped with NeXTStations. It was loud and obnoxous, but had great feedback and I felt it added about 10 WPM to my typing. Does anyone know any details of how they were constructed / are they available in USB or PS/2 / does anyone make a close knockoff version?
posted by y0mbo on Jul 7, 2005 - 9 answers

Ergonomic keyboard with trackpoint mouse?

I'm looking for an ergonomic keyboard with a built-in trackpoint (nub-style) mouse [more inside]
posted by KirTakat on Mar 9, 2005 - 9 answers

Powerbook Titanium Keyboard

Powerbook Titanium Keyboard Question: Hitting certain keys on my laptop results in a string of weird symbols and line breaks. Any ideas on what the problem is and what I can do about it? (MI) [more inside]
posted by buddha9090 on Nov 18, 2004 - 3 answers

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