Saturday, August 7, 2010

Control Multiple Computers with the Same Mouse and Keyboard

Input Director is a Windows application that lets you control multiple Windows systems using the keyboard/mouse attached to one computer.

>> Users working on two or more computers at the same time know exactly what it means to switch between different keyboards. I’m not talking about moving to a different desk, but actually having the systems on the same table and moving to a different mouse and keyboard. It may often happen to get confused find yourself staring into a monitor connected to a different PC than the mouse you grabbed. And if this happens to you when you’re tired you’ve just managed to make a long day even longer.

>> Fortunately there is software to solve the problem and make life easier. Input Director is designed specifically for this sort of job and allows you to control multiple systems with keyboard and mouse connected only to one of them. The application is free of charge and can be used freely in home environment.

>> Installation runs swiftly and it is not fragmented by unnecessary stops. As one would expect, looks were not a priority for the developer as functionality is a much more important issue in this case. The plain interface of the application does not conflict with ease of use. If you count the extensive FAQ section on the developer’s website and the tutorials available one should have absolutely no problem working with the program.

>> The application works by a simple principle: one of the computers is the server while all the others are the clients. Thus, the server will be the master system while all the others are the slaves. It does not matter which one you choose at the beginning because configuration can be modified along the way, and master systems can become slaves and vice versa in an instant. Main tab of the application allows you to enable the system to run as a server or client, and you can set everything up even after this choice is made.


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