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Glide and Switch: Simplifying Your Workspace with a KM Switch

 Nov 4, 2020   |    Garrett Swindell

If you are like me, you have to use multiple computer systems at your desk almost on a daily basis. One of the annoying things about this is each computer requires its own keyboard and mouse. So, if you have three computers, that means you also have three keyboards and three mice on your desk to control everything, which creates a very inefficient workspace. How can you use a keyboard and mouse switch to create an extended desktop for workspace optimization?

Suppose you could have just one keyboard and one mouse on your desk that allow you to control all three of your systems? How about up to eight systems? And what if you could use that one single mouse to seamlessly scroll from one computer to the next as if it was one single computer using an extended desktop? Glide-and-Switch technology can give you all of this functionality and more. With Glide-and-Switch, you can switch between your Mac®, Linux®, and Windows® computers. Being able to switch between multiple computer systems is a test engineer's dream. It's also great for gamers who need to multiclient on several computers and have no latency when switching.

Here's how Glide-and-Switch works for keyboard and mouse sharing between computers: Each computer system is connected to a common USB switch with a USB cable, and your keyboard and mouse plugs into that same switch. When you move your mouse around your screens, the switch wi