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Old 04-20-2008, 11:00 AM   #6
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>> I have three computers and two sets of LCD monitors, mice, and keyboards. There isn't room on the desk for another set of monitors/mice/keyboards, and my wife uses her computer at the same time that I use my two computers.

Does the monitor have a DVI/Analog selection switch? My fairly inexpensive Samsung LCD screen does. I use the DVI connector for the main computer and the analog one for a server that I rarely need to look at. All I need to do is poke the switch to go from one to the other.

A standard USB or PS2 KVM could (and once did) switch the keyboard and mouse.

>> Besides, there is a shared HP Deskjet printer with a USB switch to print from any of the three computers.

Have you considered attaching the printer to one of the computers and sharing it? On the plus side, you'd eliminate the switch and the need to remember to use it. On the minus, the computer with the printer would need to be on in order to print from any of the computers.
No, neither the old monitor nor the new one has a switch. I flip back and forth fairly often. I explained about the USB switch, but it works fine for me. If something doesn't print, I know to press the button.

I have decided to stay with my present setup, just changing the old monitor, which is a good one, for the new, wider one.
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