In the office, we often encounter this kind of scene, with a laptop and a desktop computer configured by the company. Since there are two computers, two sets of keyboard and mouse are required. Seems cluttered and crowded for a limited desk. For this situation, there is such a convenient and easy-to-use tool in the Microsoft garage, Microsoft Garage Mouse without Borders.
Mouse without Borders (http://aka.ms/mm) is a product that makes you the captain of your computer fleet by allowing you to control up to four computers from a single mouse and keyboard. This means that with Mouse without Borders you can copy text or drag and drop files across computers.
Microsoft Mouse without Borders Installation Instructions
Mouse Without Borders is a Microsoft Garage project by Truong Do. Garage projects are side projects that Microsoft employees like Truong build for fun on their nights and weekends. Mouse Without Borders was designed for people who use many computers in the same room. For example, a laptop or tablet that you take to meetings might sit right alongside the desktop PC in your office.
Software download address: Microsoft Mouse without Borders
1. Download the software
Click the software download address to visit the Microsoft Garage download page. Click the red Download button to download the Microsoft Garage Mouse
After the download is complete, there will be an installation package as shown below in the folder. Click to run, then next->check I accept->Install->finish. The specific installation screenshots are not put up, it is relatively simple
The main computer clicks yes, and this interface will pop up, which is used to fill in the computer name and access installation password of the controlled terminal. Second computer click NO, the corresponding computer name and access password will appear. Fill in the corresponding information into the main computer. After filling in the information on the main computer, click the link below to connect. Subsequent primary and secondary computers click next->done
In the lower right corner of the computer, right-click to set Settings. There are two blue computers on the settings interface, the main computer and the rich computer. Drag and drop is possible. The rich computer is on the right side of the work, the main computer is on the left side, and the corresponding drag and drop is performed according to the actual situation. Of course, the rich computer is on the left, and the main computer is dragged and dropped on the right. Don’t forget to click apply after the modification
Configure IP, both the primary and secondary computers must be configured. The main computer fills in the name and IP of the rich computer, and the rich computer fills in the name and ip of the main computer
Alternative Software – ShareMouse – Support Win + Mac
Feature review: https://www.sharemouse.com/new/
Download Link: https://www.sharemouse.com/download/
The software “ShareMouse” lets you control multiple computers from a single mouse and keyboard. Move the mouse to the monitor of the computer you wish to control and the pointer magically jumps to that computer. Any mouse and keyboard input is transmitted to the corresponding computer.
ShareMouse transmits mouse movements and clicks through the local LAN. All traffic can be password-protected and AES encrypted. To switch between computers, there is no additional hardware or press of a button required. Similar to a keyboard switch, you can seamlessly operate multiple computers on your desk from any mouse and keyboard. ShareMouse now syncs “everything”. You can now synchronize lock/unlock/suspend/shutdown and screen savers on multiple PCs and Macs: