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#1 lennybubs


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Posted 31 October 2008 - 05:13 PM

Greetings !
I need to find a mouse that can be programmed to "enter"
I have 2 computers running at the same time and on the one the keyboard is a bit too far to reach comfortably when I have to press "enter".
Is there such a critter out there that will do what I need?
A 5 or more button mouse that won't break the plastic piggy bank ?

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 06:07 PM

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 06:18 PM

It is possible to find a mouse that can be programmed to enter.
I have a Belkin 5 button optical mouse which has programmable buttons on the side.
One side is set for forward, the other for back.
It didn't break the bank, although I've had it for so long I don't recall how much I paid for it.
In order to program a mouse you will have to install some software, then it's a simple matter of setting the side buttons to whatever you want.

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 06:58 PM

Hello lennybubs,

I may be way off base, but from the description you gave, it sounds like this free program (Synergy) may be what you want. It even works for computers running different operating systems. I can't vouch for Synergy, because I have never used it:


"Hack Attack: Control multiple computers with a single keyboard and mouse":


For example, if you've got your MacBook running to the left of your Windows PC, you can set up Synergy so that moving your mouse to the left of your Windows monitor will seamlessly jump your mouse across virtual space where it lands safely on your Mac. Whichever desktop currently holds your mouse is also the desktop to which your keyboard's keystrokes will be sent.

"SYNERGY - or - How to control two computers with a single keyboard and mouse":


I now can stay in front of my favourite computer, work with it and when I want to do something on the other one I simply move the mouse to the right side of the screen. The mouse passes on to the other computerís desktop and I can control it both from keyboard and mouse.

And here is a very nice video description from CNET:


All of the above resulted from a Google search for "mouse controlling 2 computers".

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 09:47 PM

This is a most amazing site :thumbsup:
All the answers I got today apply to my situation and are much appreciated.
Thank you !
I am really interested in the "synergy" setup (being free and all) so I think I wil try this first.
Thank you M...
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