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Featured Application #2: Mouse Without Borders – share keyboard and mouse over network


In 2010, I wrote an article about Input Director, since then a new application has emerged for sharing mouse and keyboard over network for Windows: Mouse without Borders

It’s a simplified version of Input Director, with a handy feature – shared clipboard and the ability to copy and paste files between workstations.

A screenshot of the setup between my PC and laptop:

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Mouse without Borders can be downloaded here and configured within a few seconds :)

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Featured Application: Input Director – share keyboard and mouse over network


Input Director is a completely free Windows application that allows you to share a keyboard and mouse across multiple physical systems over a network connection.

This is extremely useful if you have a few separate PC’s and laptops in the same workspace, and don’t want the hassle of using multiple keyboards and mice, or a physical KVM switch to manage each system.

The configuration is extremely simple: install the application on each system that you would like keyboard and mouse shared over, set your main system as the Master, and then configure each secondary system as a Slave. As a plus, you can enable encryption between the Master and Slave systems for added privacy over the network.

This is my config at home, a PC with two monitors, as well as a laptop with another screen attached. Input Director virtually allows me to treat this setup as a single device with four screens attached:

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Input Director also shares content on the clipboard between Master and Slave(s). Go ahead and download Input Director here: http://www.inputdirector.com/downloads.html

For cross-platform keyboard and mouse over network sharing, see the Synergy+ project. Synergy+ allows you to share keyboard and mouse over network across Windows, Mac and Linux clients. I will do a write-up on Synergy+ soon.

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