Instructions for Sharing a Keyboard and Mouse Between Two Windows Computers
Note: for this tutorial, we assume that both of your Windows computers are on the same network.
We’ll use the official Microsoft Garage software to share a keyboard and mouse between two Windows 10 computers. Download and install it on both systems like any other Windows software.
Once installed, search for “Mouse without Borders” in the Start Menu on the main machine and open it. Once opened, select the option “No”.
The above action will show you a security code along with your computer. We’ll need it for the next step. On the second computer, launch the software “Mouse without Borders” and select the option “Yes”.
Now, enter the security code and computer name shown on your first system and click the “Link” button to continue.
If the connection is successful, the software will let you know on the computer screen. Just click the “Next” button on both computers to continue.
Now, click the “Done” button to complete the setup procedure.
From now on, you can use the same keyboard and mouse attached to your main computer along with the other computers. All you have to do is move the mouse to the right edge of the screen, and you will be taken to the second computer. There you can use the same mouse and keyboard to control the system. The good thing is that you can share clipboards and even share files and folders between computers by dragging and dropping them.
Furthermore, the software will show you the configuration details as soon as the setup is completed.
By default, the software assumes that the second computer is on the main computer’s right side if your second computer is on the left side, drag and drops the track layout to match the setup.
If the two computers are arranged in two rows, either side by side, select the “Two Rows” checkbox. This option changes the layout so you can combine it with the actual physical structure of the system.
The Mouse without Borders software is optimally configured out of the box. There’s no need to change any settings unless you know what you’re doing. That being said, you can access the Settings panel by navigating to the “Other Options” tab in the main window. If you want, you can use the shortcuts that appear to perform quick actions. Quick tasks include but are not limited to moving between machines, locking all of them at once, taking screenshots of connected systems, etc.
As you can see, Mouse without Borders is a handy piece of software if you have multiple Windows computers. However, you cannot use it with another computer running Linux or Mac, and the usage is limited to 4 PCs but is still a handy software for use with multiple Windows computers. Give the software a try and see if it meets your needs.
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