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Two laptop, two monitors, one keyboard and mouse setup

I'm looking for the best way to set up the following:

1. I have two laptops, one a work laptop (Dell Ultrabook) and a Personal laptop (Alienware 13").
2. i would like to have two monitors, one for each which I know is easy enough, but I would like to be able to use one external keyboard and mouse that i could switch back and forth between.
3. I imagine I will need some kind of docking station, and perhaps a KVM switch, but what I don't want is for both screen to go to one computer. I want each screen independent at all times to each laptop.

Thanks for any advice
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Shaun Vermaak

8/22/2022 - Mon
Shaun Vermaak

You can use Synergy https://symless.com/ or Input Director https://www.inputdirector.com/ for sharing keyboard/mouse between two computers
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Spacedesk http://spacedesk.ph/ to use computer's monitors on another computer
Tony Pente

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Thanks for the reply..  The issue remains, how do I dock my two computers separately to single monitors each, but use the same keyboard and mouse? I basically want to be able to dock my two computers easily, have the options to view each on seperate monitors, while having the ability to use only one set of keyboard and mouse.
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Tony Pente

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Shaun, would I need a dual docking station since I need to hook up two laptops? I guess the issue will remain though that I can't have individual laptops displaying on individual monitors at the same time. My displays are different on each though. One is 4K while the other is 2560x1440.
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Thanks, I looked at Synergy and along with a dual docking station this should work.
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