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Can I put a switch between two external displays on a 5K iMac?

I'm getting ready to replace my 2009 Mac Pro, and I have just about decided to get a retina 5K iMac. The only place where it doesn't measure up to how I currently use my Pro (and would continue doing with a new Mac Pro) is in external display support. Right now I have two monitors on my desktop for work, and an old TV on the opposite side of my office for streaming stuff to. The current Pro runs all this just fine, but it appears the iMac is limited to one external display. [more inside]
posted by aaronetc on Sep 1, 2015 - 5 answers

High quality HDMI/USB KVM switch

I'm in need of a 4-port HDMI/USB KVM switch, and I'd much rather get a good one than a cheap one. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by reprise the theme song and roll the credits on May 9, 2014 - 1 answer

Docking stations and KVM switches and Synergy, oh my

For years I've been doing all my work and a good percentage of my play on a single as-overpowered-as-possible desktop box. For a variety of reasons -- not least that I'm starting to give up hope that the Mac Pro line will ever be updated again -- I'm considering making the switch to several smaller, task-dedicated machines. I am going in circles trying to figure out how best to make them all work together on a hardware level -- I can't decide if I need a docking station or a KVM switch or both or neither, and if I do need them which ones should I get? Help me, hardware geeks! [more inside]
posted by ook on May 14, 2013 - 6 answers

KVM for MBP and Mac Pro (DVI and Mini Displayport)

How can I best share a monitor, keyboard and Magic Trackpad between a Mac Pro and a MacBook Pro? [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Feb 23, 2013 - 16 answers

6 monitors 10 pc, how to hook it up

So this involves a whole bunch of computers (Linux, Windows (server), Windows (7) and Macs and 6 monitors a keyboard and a mouse. I am trying to find a way to dynamically assign a computer to one or more monitors, and change it around whenever needed. (So no monitor should be hardwired to a single machine) I am thinking of a super duper KVM switch but I havent been able to find one yet.
posted by digividal on Oct 19, 2012 - 10 answers


I have two monitors, two computers, and one wireless keyboard & mouse. How do I get the computers to share both monitors and the keyboard & mouse? [more inside]
posted by negative1 on Feb 4, 2012 - 7 answers

Dual head mac with KVM?

So, finally after many years away from the world of Macs I'm about to take the plunge and buy one. [more inside]
posted by hardcode on Nov 7, 2009 - 5 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

VGA Splitter or KVM for my Xbox 360 on my monitor AND TV?

Xbox360Filter: I have an Xbox 360 with a VGA output which I use on my Samsung computer monitor. I want to be able to have it hooked up to my TV (which has a VGA input as well) at the same time. [more inside]
posted by xdeliriumx on Mar 29, 2009 - 12 answers

Why do the DVI/USB KVM switches are much more expensive than their VGA/PS-2 cousins?

Why do the DVI/USB KVM switches are much more expensive than their VGA/PS-2 cousins? Any suggestion for a good one with decent price?
posted by parttimeninja on Mar 25, 2009 - 9 answers

How do I plug an Xbox 360 into a computer setup?

Is integrating an Xbox 360 into an existing computer monitor/speakers setup worth it? Or should I simply get a TV? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Mar 12, 2009 - 12 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

Apple Keyboard + KVM switch

Mating an Apple Keyboard to the right KVM switch? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Nov 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Enterprise KVM-over-IP that doesn't suck?

Looking for a good KVM-over-IP solution, specifically one that allows me to use a standard RDP client for access to hosts rather than a proprietary solution. [more inside]
posted by larsks on Oct 6, 2008 - 5 answers

I'm looking for a USB hub-like device that would recognize one thumb-drive on multiple PCs it's connected to.

I'm looking for a USB hub-like device that would share one thumb-drive on multiple PCs it's connected to. [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Jun 30, 2008 - 6 answers

KVM that doesn't suck?

Do you know of a USB/DVI KVM switch for 2 computers that doesn't suck? [more inside]
posted by dyslexictraveler on May 6, 2008 - 9 answers

Looking for advice on running Windows in a virtual machine

Seeking advice on eliminating my existing Windows PC in favor of a virtual machine running on Linux. [more inside]
posted by rkent on Feb 21, 2008 - 21 answers

How to share loads of peripherals between two or more computers.

I'm trying to simplify my computer wiring situation, and could use some strategic advice. I have a bunch of devices, and 3 machines. How can 2 (or preferably all 3) machines share all the peripherals? My little KVM doesn't quite cut it. [more inside]
posted by swift on Feb 8, 2008 - 13 answers

Using a KVM switch with a Macbook

First time using a KVM switch. PS/2 keyboard,mouse, Macbook and Desktop. Need help :( Full details inside. [more inside]
posted by mebibyte on Jan 7, 2008 - 3 answers

How do I get my Kinesis Ergo PS2 keyboard to work with a KVM switch?

How do I get my Kinesis Ergo PS2 keyboard to work with a KVM switch and USB adapter? [more inside]
posted by KirkJobSluder on Dec 3, 2007 - 3 answers

Autistic KVM

I need a new USB KVM switch. [more inside]
posted by b1tr0t on Aug 19, 2007 - 3 answers

Soundcard interference but only over KVM?

I need help figuring out a strange audio interference issue with my computer setup, involving headphones, a KVM, and an apparent contradiction. [more inside]
posted by cyrusdogstar on Jul 10, 2007 - 7 answers

KVM + keyboard/mouse combo

Help me redesign my nest of cables and create a decent KVM+ system, with just the right kind of keyboard/mouse combo. [more inside]
posted by adipocere on Jun 17, 2007 - 1 answer

Cross-Platform KVM

Hardware for a platform agnostic: KVM switching. [more inside]
posted by normy on Apr 6, 2007 - 16 answers

A terminal shaped like a laptop?

I would like a dumb terminal - keyboard, mouse, and monitor - that's physically shaped, more or less, like a laptop. [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on Jan 26, 2007 - 5 answers

USB switchbox with switching on a per-device basis?

I have a handful of USB devices that I'd like to share between the 2-4 workstations/laptops at my desk. I don't need simultaneous access to a given device from multiple PC's, just the ability to switch which PC each device is assigned to. Here's the catch, though: I want to do the switching on a per-device basis, so standard USB switchboxes (that switch all USB devices at once) won't do the trick. Does such a device exist? [more inside]
posted by arathorn on Sep 21, 2006 - 6 answers

Any recommendations for a KVM extender?

Any recommendations for a KVM extender? [more inside]
posted by phirleh on Aug 28, 2006 - 9 answers


What would happen if I plug a non-keyboard/mouse into the USB ports on my KVM switch? [more inside]
posted by jozxyqk on Jun 18, 2006 - 8 answers

Help me fix my broken IOGEAR KVM Switch in OS X / XP.

Help me fix my broken IOGEAR KVM Switch in OS X / XP. [more inside]
posted by nathancaswell on May 13, 2006 - 2 answers

Buying a KVM

I need a solid, 8-port USB rackmount KVM. I do not need PS/2 support, nor a KVM that cheats by converting PS/2 to USB, which does not work with Sun or Apple servers. I can do a Google search, but does anyone have recommendations? I'm on a budget and can spend about $500 or so.
posted by AlexReynolds on Feb 7, 2005 - 2 answers

Extend the reach of my PC - KVM?

I am thinking about getting a KVM so that I can move my PC tower further away from my desk. What kind of KVMs do you use and more importantly do they slow down gaming? [more inside]
posted by riffola on Jan 30, 2004 - 13 answers

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