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Windows 7: 2 keyboards and mice question.


08 Aug 2012   #1

windows 7 x64
 
 
2 keyboards and mice question.

I Have 2 pairs of mice and keyboards and also have 2 screens is there any way to where I can isolate a pair of mice and keyboards to a screen with any kind of program? So 1 pair is on the left screen my other pair is on the right screen? I know somewhere someone has done this just saying that!

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08 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

None! With any dual display setup the only thing any software will see is the extension of the primary desktop over to the second display and provide an extended Smart taskbar. The keyboard and mouse plugged in at the time will be in use for both.

You can have both sets plugged in at the same time but still only see one cursor you can move around with either mouse. You can type with either keyboard when having two plugged in but still in the same text box or window.

With one keyboard I had to keep a PS/2 rollaway plugged in order to enter the bios setup until finding the usb model was bought with a defect. When more then just the Del key failed to work the replacement keyboard saw the use one only return. $80 for a piece of crap gaming model and $16 for an illuminated one that works!
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08 Aug 2012   #3

windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
None! With any dual display setup the only thing any software will see is the extension of the primary desktop over to the second display and provide an extended Smart taskbar. The keyboard and mouse plugged in at the time will be in use for both.

You can have both sets plugged in at the same time but still only see one cursor you can move around with either mouse. You can type with either keyboard when having two plugged in but still in the same text box or window.

With one keyboard I had to keep a PS/2 rollaway plugged in order to enter the bios setup until finding the usb model was bought with a defect. When more then just the Del key failed to work the replacement keyboard saw the use one only return. $80 for a piece of crap gaming model and $16 for an illuminated one that works!
Idk about that cause I just found and downloaded a program called Glovepie which took my 2 mice and split them into to coursers so now all I need is someway of splitting my Keyboards now!
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08 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

That's something that was newly developed for the Wii when using the MS Blue Tooth for remote devices. Now here's something close to what you are looking for dated from 2008 being a guide on how to use multiple keyboards and mice on one pc. How To Use Multiple Keyboards and Mice On One Computer

TeamPlayer 3 is the latest version for the program referred to in the guide. DicoLab BV, delivering multi-user interaction
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08 Aug 2012   #5

windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
That's something that was newly developed for the Wii when using the MS Blue Tooth for remote devices. Now here's something close to what you are looking for dated from 2008 being a guide on how to use multiple keyboards and mice on one pc. How To Use Multiple Keyboards and Mice On One Computer

TeamPlayer 3 is the latest version for the program referred to in the guide. DicoLab BV, delivering multi-user interaction
Oh sorry was working on another program "Microsoft multipoint" i think i got it now thanks though
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08 Aug 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

That would be what is seen at Windows MultiPoint Mouse Software Development Kit then. The other program is aimed at multiple users on one machine using separate input devices.

I'm still working on the keyboard side of it however since these are mostly geared for multiple pointers with each cursor having a different color. Essentially what the other program does is create the virtual environment for multiple user interaction which is where to start as far as the keyboard part of it.

The main application for this type of software is aimed mostly at educational and business. As far as simply going to any site like downloads.com, fileguru, or majorgeeks and looking for a freeware or trial you may or may not find anything since this would fall more under a specialized software rather then for the typical one user machine.

One other solution found would be... "Purchase a KVM switch." How to Set Up a Computer With Multiple Independent Screens and Multiple Keyboards
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