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Help with Dual Monitors using KVM switch?

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Is it possible to use a KVM to do this?

Computer A (Win 7 Pro) is connected to Monitor A with a Display Port connection. I want to keep this direct connection, not go through a KVM switch. Monitor A is a Dell UltraSharp U2412M running at 1920x1200.

Computer B (Win XP Pro) has its own monitor, mouse, and keyboard, but want to add a KVM switch so I can display it on Monitor A at times. The gfx card is a PNY gtx-430 with HDMI, DVI, and D-Sub. Monitor B is 1280x1024.
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Originally Posted by SjinFTW View Post

Is it possible to use a KVM to do this?

Computer A (Win 7 Pro) is connected to Monitor A with a Display Port connection. I want to keep this direct connection, not go through a KVM switch. Monitor A is a Dell UltraSharp U2412M running at 1920x1200.

Computer B (Win XP Pro) has its own monitor, mouse, and keyboard, but want to add a KVM switch so I can display it on Monitor A at times. The gfx card is a PNY gtx-430 with HDMI, DVI, and D-Sub. Monitor B is 1280x1024.
Why don't you make use of the multiple-input ability of the U2412m itself?

Comp A DP -> U2412m DP
Comp B DVI -> U2412m DVI

Then customize one of the two custom buttons on your monitor and change it into a input switch button.
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Originally Posted by kevinsbane View Post

Why don't you make use of the multiple-input ability of the U2412m itself?

I had no idea my monitor could do that. It sounds like the perfect solution. I guess I should have read the manual. Thanks!
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