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how to share an external display with another computer

2011-03-18, 19:55 PM

Hey all, I'm not sure if this is possible, but I would like to be able to keep a pemanent dock attached to my work computer monitor  (sweet 24" HD display) for my w510 to use as a secondary or even a primary monitor while I'm at work...the issue is that i have an upgraded version of software on my laptop (autocad 2010) compared to what i use at work (autocad Lt 2007) --for certain applications I use 3d rendering and would like to work off of my nice large display when am at work. Is there a way I can switch between my work tower and laptop as far as what is displayed without too much to-do about it?


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Re: how to share an external display with another computer

2011-03-20, 10:41 AM
Most of the 24 inch LCD have multiple video inputs, which means you can get connect two different video source (i.e. desktop, laptop) to the same display, and then switch between with only a few button presses.

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