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How to Set Up a Computer With Multiple Screens & Mice

A computer system comprises of a central processing unit, input devices and an output device. Input devices can be the keyboard, mouse, joystick, scanner etc. and the output device can be video monitor, printer etc. Out of all the input and output devices, the monitor, keyboard and mouse are the most commonly used devices. Without these devices one cannot even think of working on a computer. Keyboards are used for giving text commands to the computer and a mouse is used for giving graphical commands. Normally there is only one display and mouse required on any computer but with multiprocessing and multitasking being greatly used this requirement can go further. One would like to have multiple screens connected to his or her computer to view multiple programs simultaneously on different screens. One would like to have more than one mouse connected so that multiple users can give commands at the same time.

In this post I will discuss how to connect and configure multiple display screens and multiple mice on a single computer.


Multiple displays

If you have a desktop computer then in order to have multiple displays connected you need to have dual VGA cards installed on it. Conventionally every computer comes with a single VGA adapter slot which supports only one display monitor. This is something which you have to purchase if you wish to have multiple screens on your computer and there can be no software alternative for the same. If you have a laptop then you can easily work on multiple screens because a laptop has its own display panel and it also has a slot for connecting an external VGA display. Once you get the two displays connected, all you need is to go to the ‘Control Panel’ and make the settings for screen sharing. You can have same display on both the screens or if you want you can extend the display on both the monitors. Extending is mostly used in multiple display systems so that you can extend your desktop to two and have different applications open on different display screens.


Multiple Mice

By default the operating system supports only one mouse at a time because there is just one mouse pointer on the screen. Even if you have multiple mice, still the pointer will remain one. To have more than one mouse you need some third party application to control the input commands sent by various mice. One of the applications which has proven itself quite handy is TeamPlayer. With this you can configure multiple mice on the same computer. All these mice can be connected by USB hub and can be controlled by different users. This kind of configuration and approach is useful in joint presentations where various users have to control the screen at various times.

It is not only about connecting multiple screens and mice to one computer, you can even use a single screen, keyboard, and mouse on several computers. All you would require will be some special switching devices and software.

How to Increase Accessibility of your keyboard

Any desktop computer can boot without a Monitor, Mouse, Joystick, or any other input output device, but will not boot if the keyboard is missing or is faulty. The Keyboard is one of the most essential part of any computer system that it actually irreplaceable by any other device. We work mostly from the keyboard and almost all the instructions are directly indirectly passed on to the computer via the keyboard. This is the device with which we interact the most and what if this device makes us feel uncomfortable. This kind of situation will really ruin the entire computing experience and you might not be able to give your 100% while doing your task on the computer. If you are on a desktop computer then you can easily change the keyboard, but what if you are on a laptop? Here we will discuss some points which should always be kept in mind while working with the keyboards to better your computing experience.

The keyboards being manufactured these days have numerous other keys which can invoke various actions. Multimedia keyboards were launched around 6-7 years ago and became a great success. They had keys which could control the Audio, Video and after some years came in the internet ready keyboards. These keyboards can help you perform some functions which are helpful while working on the internet. Always make sure that you just not use the numbers and alphabet keys on the keyboard but also use the special keys to assist you further while working.

You in habit of using the Backspace key to erase what got missed typed? Use the Keyboard settings Window in Control Panel to fine tune your keyboard. We can alter the sensitivity of the keys and the repeat delay. It often happens that we press somewhere in between the two keys and if we reduce the sensitivity of the key we can reduce the insertion of incorrect alphabet in out document. Same goes for the repeat delay.

Why to take off your hand and use another device when you can do everything from the keyboard itself. Trust me you can complete a task much faster if you know the keyboard shortcuts than doing the same using a mouse. Why to right click on an object using the mouse when you can do the same from the keyboard. Try memorising the keyboard shortcuts and it will benefit you in long run.

Most of the keyboard shortcuts involve pressing of more than one key at the same time. If you feel that pressing more than one keys simultaneously is difficult than try using the sticky keys feature in Windows. With this feature ON you can press and leave the SHIFT key and next when you will press the C key it will perform the Copy action. This was just an example to understand the Sticky Key feature in Windows. The same style will work with all the other keyboard shortcuts and will definitely help you a lot.

Lastly if nothing is helping and your keyboard is not suiting your comfort style then go, research on the internet and purchase a suitable keyboard for yourself. There are many makes and models available for various ergonomic needs. There come keyboards which can be detached in pieces-one piece for your left hand and another for your right. There are many options available in the market all you need is a need and urge to make yourself comfortable with the keyboard.

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