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Sign In. Michael Kullish. Published Jun 10 PM Mostly anyway… Well, it looks like our friends in the Windows Product Group have our backs. Then wait a bit as it scans around for your PC. You can extend or duplicate NOTE: It’s not super fast. It’s sometimes pixelly and sometimes slow, depending on what’s going on around you.
But I just moved Chrome over onto my other machine and watched a YouTube video, just fine. I wouldn’t play a game on it, but browsing, dev, typing, coding, works just fine! Get ready for this. You can ALSO use the second machine as a second collaboration point!
That means that someone else could PAIR with you and also type and move their mouse. Built into Windows 10! Give it a try and let me know how it goes.
I used two Surfaces, but I also have extended my display to a 3 year old Lenovo without issues. Sponsor: GdPicture. Create powerful document imaging, image processing, and document management apps! Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed herein are my own personal opinions and do not represent my employer’s view in any way.
Sponsored By. About Scott Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. About Newsletter. Hosting By. Share on Twitter or Facebook or use the Permalink. October 18, And only wireless? I docked my surface next to my desktop and gave up on this since they use wired network.
Use km-switch at least with mouse without borders. Just checked it out using my desktop and laptop and it worked reasonably well, I had to launch the “Connect” app on the device getting projected too, but other than that it worked fine.
Both machines were using Nvidia graphics too. Oh wow I’ve known about Miracast for a while, but haven’t wanted to buy a TV just for that. I don’t travel much, but this opens some new use cases for the laptops I’ve got an old Alienware laptop hooked up to the main TV we use it as our media center and Minecraft server.
Didn’t know about the input sharing though – that would make it easier to run updates and that sort of thing from my regular PC instead of the tiny media center keyboard.
October 19, Used Rover well over 10 years ago to connect multiple desktop PCs together for the same purpose That enables me to cast a chromium tab or the full desktop to any compatible device which might be directly connected to the laptop or in WiFi range.. Other set ups and devices are available..
Wow, I wish I had known this before! Is there any way NOT to also connect the sound though? When extending a display I want to keep using the speakers of my main computer, not the ones from the old laptop on which I extended my display Tried some solutions over the years but unlike those this is easy to setup and working like a charm!
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› Accessories › Monitors. Open Settings on the laptop which will be a second screen · Click System · Click Projecting to this PC · Choose your settings · Go to the other PC.