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Is it possible to connect 1 keyboard, 1 mouse to two separate computers at the same time?

I have 2 computers.  I would like to use 1 keyboard and 1 mouse to control both of my computers at the same time.  Is this possible?  I would appreciate your help.  Thank you.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
That is normally done with a KVM switch (or equivalent). Plug the two computers into the KVM switch and then attach the Keyboard and Mouse to the KVM switch.

Try something like this Trendnet USB switch.

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TH5Author Commented:
Thank you.  Is USB or KMV switch safe from security perspective or hackable to transfer data between 2  computers?
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you are using wired USB, it is perfectly safe.

There was some overblown noise about Logitech Unifying Receivers and the like, but wired USB is certainly safe.
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TH5Author Commented:
Thank you.  Is there a software in KMV that is hackable or is it a mechanical switch?
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It is an electronic switch but it is connected via USB cable. It is not hackable as there is no way in without attaching to the box.
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TH5Author Commented:
Thank you
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are very welcome. If that is the information you wanted, you should close the question.
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