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Old 04-06-2013, 05:22 PM   #1
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KVM switch... (SOLVED)


I am using a KVM switch to enable me to use one keyboard, one mouse, and one monitor with two computers.

The last time I did this was some 10 years ago, when I was using an Acorn RISC PC and a Windows machine.

There was a key combination which allowed me to switch between computers, instead of hac=ving to manually reach over and press the switch on the KVM control box.

I thought the combination was Ctrl+1 (or Ctrl+2) but this doesn't work.

Does anyone know the combination, please?

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Old 04-06-2013, 06:47 PM   #2
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I assume it would depend on the particular make/model of switch but the ones I've used had the sequence of pressing the scroll lock key twice followed by the 1,2,3 or 4 keys...
 
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The KVM switch I used to use wanted me to press "Scroll Lock" to switch back and forth between two boxes, I think because it's a key that's almost never used any more.

I'm using a USB one now (one of the computers I'm using now does not have PS2 mouse and keyboard inputs, but it works fine through adapters with the older computer, which does); it has its own separate button for changing boxes.

Afterthought: If you can find any information about the manufacturer on the device, you might be able to find the docs on the website.

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Old 04-06-2013, 11:45 PM   #4
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Thank you michaelk and frankbell for your prompt response.

The make is Rextron and the model number is KNV102. I have been to the Rextron website since I posted the question her but that model number does not seem to be listed :-( However, I have put the same question to them through the Contact page. Will report if I get a response.
 
Old 04-07-2013, 02:41 AM   #5
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The Rextron KVN102 (same as KNV102?) manual is here. It says the basic hot key sequence to switch between computers is LeftControl, LeftControl+1 (or +2) and details several others which all begin with LeftControl, LeftControl
 
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The Rextron KVN102 (same as KNV102?) manual is here. It says the basic hot key sequence to switch between computers is LeftControl, LeftControl+1 (or +2) and details several others which all begin with LeftControl, LeftControl
Yes, definitely a KNV102 (as the Manual says) and I'm delighted to report that it works perfectly. So, my problem is solved and I'm a very happy geiatric :-)
 
  


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