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Windows 7: Newb, Win 7 Batch file question-KVM switching

07 Jun 2013   #1

64bit Win 7 Pro
Newb, Win 7 Batch file question-KVM switching


Sorry if I'm posting this to the wrong place, but I'm not sure what this would be classed under.

I would like to be able to change between the two computers connected to my KVM by clicking on an icon.

My Belkin KVM has a remote switch that should be on my desktop, but my two cats like to step all over it, so I have to keep the switch hidden. The KVM also accepts keyboard inputs to change computers, but I would really like to create a batch file/icon that I can click on to change between machines.

Unfortunately I have no experience with creating any sort of automation stuff, but I'm willing to learn; I just don't know where to look or what to look under.

Like most of the other KVM switches that I have used in the past, this Belkin switch will respond to two rapid <ScrLk> button presses and then either a single press of the <Up> or <Down> arrow buttons, then it will change over to the other computer.

And for some dumb reason, I would like to be able to force the switch over using a custom programmed icon.

Both machines are currently running 64bit Win 7 Pro(sp1); if possible I would rather not have to buy any extra software to make this happen.

thanks for your time everyone.

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07 Jun 2013   #2

win7 professional 64bit

HI there, I don't suppose this will help but have you tried, single clicking your top button on mouse?

I have just bought a 25 startech 2 port usb kvm switch for mouse, k/b and monitor and think its fantastic.

I have the choice of clicking button for comp1 or 2 on the switch itself, pressing ctr alt 1 or 2 on the kebpoard, or as I say single clicking top button on the mouse.

Good luck, Jesper
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