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02-05-2022 04:13 AM
Just received an new Monitor M34D.
I chose this monitor especially for the integrated KVM Switch. But I never seen such a bad KVM Switch handling.
I connected two computers:
-Windows 10 with Displayport and USB-C connection
-MAC with HDMI and USB connection
When I want to switch between computers I have to change the Video Port connection to HDMI or Displayport and as second step change the USB Host from USB-C to USB-A. This results in 6-8 clicks different display-buttons and takes up to one minute to just change from one to the other computer. Is there a easier way? Can I program a "one touch change"?
If not I will ship back the monitor immediately.
02-05-2022 09:05 AM
@Leinad11 -- a "stand-alone" KVM might be what you want.
The KVM either has 2 PS/2 ports or 2 USB ports, for your one keyboard and one mouse.
The KVM also has two HDMI inputs -- one for the video-output from each computer.
The KVM has one HDMI-output to your one monitor.
The KVM has one keyboard-output into your first computer, and one keyboard-output into your second computer. Ditto for the mouse.
So, you type on your keyboard, or move your mouse, and those actions go into the KVM.
The KVM passes-along those actions into the keyboard-input port on one of your computers.
Similarly, your computer's video-output goes to the KVM, and then to your one monitor.
It just takes one "tap" of the KVM to switch your Keyboard/Video/Mouse from one computer to the other computer.
02-07-2022 12:29 PM
@Leinad11 -- Why should I connect an external KVM Switch if there is one in the monitor
My only suggestion is "because the internal KVM is not working, and because you want KVM capability, purchase an external KVM".
Or, maybe there is something wrong with the configuraton on the internal KVM, i.e., which video-input port is "computer #1" and which video-input port is "computer #2" ???
03-30-2022 06:16 PM
Almost all the built-in KVM switch with monitors are Hub-class KVM switch that does not provide USB and Video emulation to all connected systems. The switching of HUB-class KVM switch works just like physically plug and unplug cables from/to systems for sharing devices which can cause devices' hot-plug errors to connected systems.
When using external KVM switch solutions, please pick "DDM-class" KVM switches which can provide USB and video emulations to all connected systems.
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