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DUal Mice Setup.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by pigcow, 16 Mar 2004.

  1. pigcow

    pigcow What's a Dremel?

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    Hello. I have got a dual monitor setup and was wondering if anyone knows anything about any software or drivers that enables the use of 2 mice, with each having individual for each screen. I have had a little look around but there doesnt seem to be anything, but ya never know. Thx
     
  2. ndtinker

    ndtinker Car Washoholic

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    If your mice are USB, you can plug in as many as you like, or even 1 PS/2 and the rest USB. You won't have seperate movement for each mouse on each screen, but both will function at the same time.
     
  3. Guest-16

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    Ooo you mean like 2 pointers on the screen? One to each mouse??

    Not that i know of in a WinOS, you mebbe outa luck :/ It seems like an unnecessary need if you ask me :eek:
     
  4. Kargin

    Kargin Overdose . . .

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    Windows and Linux only support one mouse buffer, you can plug as many mice into a computer as you want, however they will fight over the same pointer (somethign that can be fun at LANs). ;)

    I don't know about BSD or it's variants, but I would imagine a similar scenario existed.

    Software might be able to work it, however, it would make your OS very unhappy. To test it, take two mice on the same computer, get a friend and fight for the mouse pointer and take notice of the horrendous stress that is placed on the system as it tries to keep up. Three mice can crash Windows (yes friends and I have tried).
     
  5. JazzXP

    JazzXP Eh! Steve

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    I read a review of a box that does something similar... basically, it allows you to hook up 2 monitors/keyboards/mice to make the PC effectivly two PC's.... I can't find the review though (I thought I found it on Overclockers Australia but can't find it now).... and I can't remember the name of it....
     

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