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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

Chrome on Windows: hotkey to open a specific bookmark while in Chrome

Is there a way to open a specific bookmark in Chrome using a hotkey (e.g., Alt-1)? I do not want to use a bookmark keyword or Windows shortcut's shortcut keys. I've found some extensions, more inside, but each has some sort of limitation. [more inside]
posted by n81acc on Oct 23, 2013 - 6 answers

Google Japanese Input

I have just started using Google Japanese Input on Windows 7. It works fine, but I would like to be able to switch input modes (i.e. between direct input, hiragana, katakana etc) using a shortcut key. Currently I have to click on the language bar to switch, which is a pain. I looked in the properties and can't see an option for shortcuts. I tried googling but can't seem to find an answer either. [more inside]
posted by theyexpectresults on Feb 5, 2013 - 4 answers

How to stop random keyboard input lag in Windows 8?

How to stop random keyboard input lag in Windows 8? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Feb 5, 2013 - 2 answers

My kingdom for a disabled Windows key

How do I disable the left Apple/Windows/"Command" key? Bonus points if I can enable/re-disable quickly. [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Sep 1, 2010 - 3 answers

Wake up Chrome... without the mouse

Win7/Chrome users: Click the "Google Chrome" button on your taskbar to minimize the browser (assuming it's already open). Then click it again to make it reappear. From this state, how do I then get Chrome to accept keyboard shortcuts (e.g. Ctrl-T for a new tab) without clicking the browser first?
posted by Jonathan Harford on Jul 26, 2010 - 13 answers

character hijack on keyboard

Every once in a while my keyboard is only able to type weird symbols like this. Does anyone know what is hijacking my computer? [more inside]
posted by pjenks on Jun 29, 2010 - 5 answers

How to swap key functions?

Is it possible to switch the colon and semicolon key functions in Windows Vista? [more inside]
posted by tjbarrett on Apr 23, 2010 - 4 answers

How to remap a mac keyboard for Windows usage?

I am using the slim, aluminum Apple Bluetooth Keyboard on my Windows XP computer. It works fine for typing, but I need to change / re-map a few of the keys to their windows xp equivalents and need your help. Here's a link to the keyboard I'm referring to: Link [more inside]
posted by WhereAmI on Apr 15, 2010 - 7 answers

Sun Type 6 Keyboard in Windows

I came into possession of a Sun type 6 keyboard and want to see how much use I can get out of it in Windows. [more inside]
posted by gzimmer on Dec 13, 2009 - 8 answers

Alternatives to the program Synergy (keyboard and mouse over network)?

Alternatives to the program Synergy (keyboard and mouse over network)? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Jul 1, 2009 - 8 answers

An annoying cursor issue!

Please help me get my WinXP cursor (mouse AND keyboard) to work properly again. [more inside]
posted by magnoliasouth on May 11, 2009 - 16 answers

More like WRONG arrow key, amirite?

My laptop's right-arrow key is remapping itself. Any tips for diagnosis or repair? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Oct 25, 2008 - 10 answers

Is an Apple keyboard on a PC supposed to be glitchy?

I have strange issues with my keyboard and mouse in Picasa: shortcuts with modifier keys don't work. Other keyboard and mouse glitches also occur in other applications. Windows Vista; Apple aluminum keyboard; Microsoft Habu mouse. [more inside]
posted by qvtqht on Jul 29, 2008 - 7 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

How can I temporarily disable the alt+tab shortcut when I'm playing games in Windows XP?

How can I temporarily disable the alt+tab shortcut when I'm playing games in Windows XP? [more inside]
posted by good in a vacuum on Mar 5, 2008 - 2 answers

How to remap Windows XP keyboard shortcuts to standard Apple shortcuts

I'm used to the keyboard shortcuts on OS X, but I have to use a Windows PC at work. What are some ways that I can remap the keys on XP to get as close to Apple's as possible? [more inside]
posted by Frankieist on Feb 28, 2008 - 7 answers

Is there a way to set the keyboard character repeat rate to zero in Windows?

Is there a way to set the keyboard character repeat rate to zero in Windows? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Nov 28, 2007 - 2 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

I type $&@^$#! but it still won't let me swear

Help me find out what magic spell will get my keyboard to play nicely with my computer again. For several years, I used a Microsoft "Natural" Keyboard with my PC without a problem. But now that I just connected it to my new MacBook it's acting out. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Jul 5, 2007 - 7 answers

Please help Windows recognize a wireless receiver for keyboard and mouse.

Please help Windows recognize a wireless receiver for keyboard and mouse. [more inside]
posted by Asef Jil on Apr 7, 2007 - 2 answers

Mouse-free Windows?

How can I use Windows without touching a mouse? Will voice recognition software help? [more inside]
posted by tabulem on Nov 9, 2006 - 17 answers

Ajw mt bdtnsaoh!

Windows XP Language Bar -- is this really as useless as it seems? [more inside]
posted by bjrubble on Jun 12, 2006 - 4 answers

Is my computer possessed? My BIOS has a mind of it's own!

I've got a tower (AMD 3000+ with a gigabyte motherboard, 3/4ths of a gig of ram, etc.) that I'm trying to set up for a media center. The thing is, the first screen (where it's checking the ram) the keyboard works fine. I can go and edit my bios settings, save and exit, etc. However, on the next screen (where I have the option of booting from CD and such) keyboard input ceases to be. [more inside]
posted by TrueVox on Apr 22, 2006 - 10 answers

Windows keyboard repeat-rate gremlin

My Windows 2000 system has started spontaneously reducing the key-repeat rate and the rate at which windows scroll, slowing each to a crawl. Other weirdness accompanies this. [more inside]
posted by Tubes on Apr 4, 2006 - 9 answers

Mad about the mouse

Keyboard-centricFilter: I need to reduce my mouse use under Windows XP. What are some good keyboard-centric file managers or desktop replacements? What have others done (besides learning all the keyboard shortcuts) to reduce your mouse use?
posted by lhauser on Mar 22, 2006 - 13 answers

Windows keystroke app launcher

Please recommend a Windows 2000 program that will allow me to assign a keyboard command to bring all windows of an active application forward or launch the application if it is not yet open. [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Jan 9, 2006 - 7 answers

How to get Spanish to work in my computer?

I would like to add a Spanish keyboard (language interface pack?) to Windows XP in order to make typing Spanish more efficient. [more inside]
posted by Colloquial Collision on Dec 1, 2005 - 5 answers

Disabling caps lock?

How to require Caps Lock to be held down for a few seconds before activating? [more inside]
posted by BigPicnic on Mar 2, 2005 - 8 answers

I have a keyboard question. Is there a way in WinXP to change the definition of individual keys?

I have a keyboard question. Is there a way in WinXP to change the definition of individual keys? My new computer has a keyboard layout that is subtly different from the old one which results in a smaller space bar and as a result I regularly hit the Alt key by mistake which pops up a menu and often leads to loss of text I've typed. Is there anyway to change another key to Alt and make the Alt key give me a space?
posted by Doohickie on Dec 4, 2004 - 5 answers

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