Have you ever found one of those little programs that is incredibly simple, but you find incredibly useful and it works just the way you want it to? Oh, and that’s free? I have found Input Director to be just such a program for me.
What this program allows you to do is control a second computer (or more than two) with the keyboard and mouse from your primary computer. My primary system is a laptop, and I also have a desktop attached to the monitor on the side (so that I can always leave the desktop on and connect to it remotely if needed). I wanted to be able to control that desktop with my main computer as if was attached as a third monitor. This does exactly that. Your mouse will continue over to the other computer as another screen, and you can also control the computer with your keyboard. (I don’t even have a KB & mouse attached to that secondary computer). It works just the way you’d want it to as well. It is a wonderful program and I highly recommend it.
The only recommendation I would have if you do use it is, make sure you are using static IP addresses in your networking, and use the IP addresses as the computer names. I’ve found this gives the best seamless & problem-free operation.
Oh, and did I mention that it’s free? Check it out today.