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 PostPost subject: Setting up multiple monitors and keyboards        Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:07 pm 
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I have a laptop which I use now, and obviously the in-built keyboard. If I connect a TFT (VGA) monitor to my laptop, I control it via my laptop keyboard, correct? (This is the monitor: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/158383. I have a single VGA port on the side of my laptop.)

What I want to know is, whether or not I can hook up a seperate keyboard for the other monitor with only a single laptop. Is it possible?

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 PostPost subject: Re: Setting up multiple monitors and keyboards        Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:19 pm 
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The laptop keyboard controls both screens. You can hook up another keyboard to use instead of the laptop keyboard if you wanted to.

You can't easily set up separate keyboards for each monitor. I think this question was asked here before but nobody had an easy solution and the person gave up. I don't see why you would want to do this anyway unless you wanted to use it as effectively another computer.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Setting up multiple monitors and keyboards        Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:33 pm 
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1. Connect the external screen to the laptop, and set it to screen expantion
2. Install a VM sollution (eg. virtualbox)
3. Install eg. WinXP within the VM
4. Run the VM in fullscreen on the other screen

result, now you have two seperate machines (so to speak)

Now you just need to find a USB mapper (some VM systems have it build-in)

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 PostPost subject: Re: Setting up multiple monitors and keyboards        Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:40 pm 
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Thank you so much, Leon! I'd give you some rep but because I can't, have a cake instead. (^)

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Though, in reality, I think I may have to stick with using the laptop keyboard for it. (It would be very inconvinient for gaming, which I regularly do.)

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