Solved: PC & MAC on one screen

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Christiners03

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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.
 

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Hi Christiners03,

Welcome to TSG! (y)

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

TheShooter93

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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).
 

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You're welcome. :)

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