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    is it possible to get USB/VGA cable splitters

    as title please. The plan is for me to get a low range shuttle system stick smoothwall on there and access the net though that system from my main system. I only have enough room for one monitor and keyboard, so i was wondering if its possible to stick like a Y splitter on the end of the monitor and keyboard cables with some sort of on off switch (so that only one can be used at a time) so that a connection can be made to each computer. It would get very annoying unplugging and plugging cables in to each computer when i want to use them. Im thinking that you cant get cables like that, but ive never actually heard u cant, so im wondering atm.

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    Its called a KVM switch (keyboard, video, mouse)

    You will find them at a few online stores. I know Ebuyer have some in.
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    yeah cool. nice one Agent didnt think they would exist.

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    I'd recommend the Dabsvalue kvm, which comes to something like £24 inc VAT inc delivery... although Agent would probably disagree with me there.

    I run both my linux server and main computer on one of those little gadgets. It saves having 2 lots of equipment, and it's easy to get between both systems (Scroll lock, Scroll lock, Escape)

    Ebuyer do a cheaper one, iirc, but the postage they charge mean it'll cost more than the dabs one.

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