Free your mouse (or your desk)

having worked in IT before and now working on lots of cool emerging technologies and experiences, I always seem to have multiple PCs on my desk that I am simultaneously working on.

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At some stage I had 4 keyboards and 4 mice on my desk and no more space for my lunch. So I am constantly looking for solutions for that and I have played around with software and hardware KVMs. Most of them are buggy and the hardware ones just add too many cables to my desk.

Today I came across a little tool build by a developer in the Microsoft Garage project called Mouse without borders.

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Simply put it is a software kvm that can connect 4 of your PCs that are on the same network and you can use your 1 keyboard and mouse for all of them.

A simple installer and setup process and you are up and running. It works quite seamlessly and you can easily configure the location of your physical machine – just drive your mouse out of the screen towards the next and it will appear there.

Other feature are copy and paste, drag files across

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you can download it here and try it for yourself.

let me know your thoughts in the comments.

@maniac13

4 Responses to Free your mouse (or your desk)

  1. Synergy (http://sourceforge.net/projects/synergy2/) has been out for a long time as a cross-platform solution. Definitely provides an amazing experience even on non-MS platforms.

    • stephanlange says:

      Thanks Mitch, I haven’t come across that one. I might try it at home as I only have Win7 machines to work with at work.
      Does it support drag and drop of files and copy and paste between machines?

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