Not everyone deals with this situation, but, for those that do this is a godsend.  It's a free program developed by a young Microsoft developer called "Mouse Without Borders."  In my Roadtrek RV Studio I have two lap tops that sit in the shelf above.  I want a bigger monitor and I want to run both computers with one mouse and a full sized keyboard.  I have an inexpensive 23 inch monitor that has two inputs...so that problem is solved.  I have a wireless keyboard and mouse, so I went to Best Buy and spent about $60 for a device that let me plug those wireless transmitters in and with a wired button I could switch between computers for the mouse...big...lots of wires...an extra thing to do when switching back and forth.  Fortunately, the flimsy wire on the button broke one day, and was unfixable.

I say, "fortunate" because that led me to find an amazing piece of software that let me do the same tax better.  Install Mouse without Borders on both machines.  Put the transmitters for the mouse and keyboard into one of the computers (the one you turn on first)...then just click a button in the software program and both computers operate on the same mouse and keyboard.  With Mouse Without Borders you can even cut and paste between the two computers...select text or a picture or even a file on one computer and paste it into the other....no wires..no extra button!   You can even add more computers if you want...

Get Mouse Without Borders at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35460

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