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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
November 4, 2004 4:43:32 PM

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Hi,

Does anyone know of a two port KVM Switch that will reliably work with
the advanced functions of something like a MS Office Keyboard? You
know, things like the one key shortcuts (nonstandard keys) to open
Outlook, Word, cut and paste functions, etc?

Price isn't too much of a concern, but reliability is? This is using
Win2k/WinXP with a PS2 mouse.

Thanks,

BB
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
November 4, 2004 4:49:38 PM

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"BingBong" <nowhere@nobody.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> Does anyone know of a two port KVM Switch that will reliably work with
> the advanced functions of something like a MS Office Keyboard? You
> know, things like the one key shortcuts (nonstandard keys) to open
> Outlook, Word, cut and paste functions, etc?
>
> Price isn't too much of a concern, but reliability is? This is using
> Win2k/WinXP with a PS2 mouse.
>
> Thanks,
>
> BB

I don't understand the question. A switch is just a switch. If the
keyboard works at all, then all functions of that specific keyboard will
work fine. -Dave
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
November 4, 2004 10:58:37 PM

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"BingBong" <nowhere@nobody.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> Does anyone know of a two port KVM Switch that will reliably work with
> the advanced functions of something like a MS Office Keyboard? You
> know, things like the one key shortcuts (nonstandard keys) to open
> Outlook, Word, cut and paste functions, etc?
>
> Price isn't too much of a concern, but reliability is? This is using
> Win2k/WinXP with a PS2 mouse.
>
> Thanks,
>
> BB

My generic £20 one works with advanced functions (www.dabs.com)... no need
to get an expensive one.

hamman
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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
November 5, 2004 12:39:53 PM

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>Hi,
>
>Does anyone know of a two port KVM Switch that will reliably work with
>the advanced functions of something like a MS Office Keyboard? You
>know, things like the one key shortcuts (nonstandard keys) to open
>Outlook, Word, cut and paste functions, etc?
>
>Price isn't too much of a concern, but reliability is? This is using
>Win2k/WinXP with a PS2 mouse.
>
>Thanks,
>
>BB

This free program acts like a KVM switch letting you use one keyboard,
monitor, and mouse for all PC's on your network. It uses some system
resources but lets you do neat things like cut and paste files across
the network.
http://synergy2.sourceforge.net/
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
November 5, 2004 2:39:26 PM

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BingBong wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Does anyone know of a two port KVM Switch that will reliably work with
> the advanced functions of something like a MS Office Keyboard? You
> know, things like the one key shortcuts (nonstandard keys) to open
> Outlook, Word, cut and paste functions, etc?
>
> Price isn't too much of a concern, but reliability is? This is using
> Win2k/WinXP with a PS2 mouse.
>
> Thanks,
>
> BB

I have a linksys proconnect 2-port KVM switch that I got a couple of
years ago from buy.com. I'm using it with a logitech wireless keyboard
and mouse. It has a bunch of internet and media buttons that work
through the KVM switch and need to be configured in winxp through the
logitech system tray program. Volume wheel also works through the kvm.
AFAIK, it's just a regular PS2 KVM with emulation (as opposed to an el
cheapo twist dial KVM that messes things up if you try and boot/reboot
while using the switch for the other system).

Cheers,

Ari

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November 6, 2004 3:16:49 AM

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On Fri, 05 Nov 2004 09:39:53 -0500, AndrewJ
<andrewjbbrREMOVE@gmail.com> wrote:

>
>>Hi,
>>
>>Does anyone know of a two port KVM Switch that will reliably work with
>>the advanced functions of something like a MS Office Keyboard? You
>>know, things like the one key shortcuts (nonstandard keys) to open
>>Outlook, Word, cut and paste functions, etc?
>>
>>Price isn't too much of a concern, but reliability is? This is using
>>Win2k/WinXP with a PS2 mouse.
>>
>>Thanks,
>>
>>BB
>
>This free program acts like a KVM switch letting you use one keyboard,
>monitor, and mouse for all PC's on your network. It uses some system
>resources but lets you do neat things like cut and paste files across
>the network.
>http://synergy2.sourceforge.net/



Don't know about MS keyboards, but I've got a Linksys branded KVM
switch and it works very well. You can see it at NewEgg.com
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
November 6, 2004 6:27:44 PM

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On Thu, 4 Nov 2004 13:49:38 -0500, "Dave C." <mdupre@sff.net> wrote:

>
>"BingBong" <nowhere@nobody.com> wrote in message
>news:7ttko05falu0b8n4o3aklo0tis8crsmmj5@4ax.com...
>> Hi,
>>
>> Does anyone know of a two port KVM Switch that will reliably work with
>> the advanced functions of something like a MS Office Keyboard? You
>> know, things like the one key shortcuts (nonstandard keys) to open
>> Outlook, Word, cut and paste functions, etc?

>
>I don't understand the question. A switch is just a switch. If the
>keyboard works at all, then all functions of that specific keyboard will
>work fine. -Dave
>

Actually, not necessarily. Or, more specifically, not necessarily
with a mouse. My Belkin 8-port at work will allow alternate mouse
functions as long as you're still on the machine you booted with. As
soon as you switch away and come back, you've lost the programmable
mouse features, like the thumb button and stuff like that. Very
annoying.

Paul
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