Recently I got a new machine here at work and up to that point I was a single
machine single monitor guy but, that’s all changed. I sit next to Mark Edington
and from the day he got dual monitors he’s been telling me that I just don’t
know what I’m missing. I never really bought into that as I like to be a
minimalist in terms of configuration to keep things simple. Well, I finally
broke down and requested a second monitor so I now can see both my new machine
and old machine at the same time (no more Remote Desktop).
Now the kicker… Shane Hausle who used to work here in QA once pointed out
this software keyboard and mouse switch called Synergy. The Synergy web site
description says it best:
between multiple computers with different operating systems, each with its own
display, without special hardware. It’s intended for users with multiple
computers on their desk since each system uses its own monitor(s).
So, if you’re in a similar situation I highly recommend you take a look at
Synergy as it works great even on my Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro
which has a row of additional buttons at the top of the keyboard for Volume