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How do you connect two computers to one monitor?

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You need to buy a KVM or KM switch also called a Keyboard/Video/Mouse switch which will allow you to swap between two or more PC using only 1 monitor. Good companies doing this are:

Belkin KVM
Cables to go KVM
Tripp Lite KVM
KVM Switches Online:

For example of KVM Switch:

For example of KM Switch:

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