1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Solved: PC & MAC on one screen

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Christiners03, Mar 12, 2015.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. Christiners03

    Christiners03 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2015
    Messages:
    3
    Hi, I currently own a Mac mini I believe it is a 2005 with the newest operating system, and I just purchased a Dell Inspiron 3847 which runs Windows 8 as well as a Dell 24 Monitor - E2414H. I would like to be able to run both the PC and the MAC on this one monitor and be able to use just one wireless mouse, keyboard, and a wireless Bluetooth speaker. Is there any way I can do this? The monitor has 2 ports, one VGA Cable and DVI Cable, but no USB ports. The mouse and keyboard use USB ports, but the speaker is Bluetooth. The speaker isn't as important to me as the mouse and keyboard though, I can use the wired ones that I have with the PC and the Bluetooth ones with the MAC if necessary. I have been looking at KVM switches, but I am not sure which one to buy and what cables I will need to buy.
     
  2. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Malware Specialist

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Messages:
    11,245
    First Name:
    Cody
    Hi Christiners03,

    Welcome to TSG! (y)

    A KVM Switch will allow you to use two different computers on one monitor/keyboard/mouse/speakers.
     
  3. Christiners03

    Christiners03 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2015
    Messages:
    3
    Do you know what connectors I will need?
     
  4. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Malware Specialist

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Messages:
    11,245
    First Name:
    Cody
    Depending on what KVM you purchase, you should have everything you need.

    The basics are a keyboard, mouse, and monitor to connect to the KVM. Then you will need to connect the KVM to the different computers (the KVM will likely come with the necessary cables to do so).
     
  5. Christiners03

    Christiners03 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2015
    Messages:
    3
    Thank you. Does anyone have any KVM recommendations for the PC and MAC combo?
     
  6. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Malware Specialist

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Messages:
    11,245
    First Name:
    Cody
    You're welcome. :)

    If you're satisfied, don't forget to mark your thread as solved! (y)

    You can mark your own threads solved using the [​IMG] button at the top and bottom of the page.
     
  7. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/1144607

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice