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Unread 05-04-2009, 10:31 AM   #1
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Monitor, laptop and desktop question

I have a docking station coming in for my laptop. My plan is this: DVI from monitor to desktop, VGA from monitor to docking station.

My question is: what would happen if I have both computers powered on at the same time? WHich signal would the monitor use?

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Which ever the monitor is told to use. I have vga coming from my macbook pro and dvi from my desktop, there is a button on my monitor to switch between vga and digital, i can just fast switch back and forth.

Edit: My button is labeled 'input' if that helps.
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depends on what you have your monitor set on too. my dell is set to auto detect an input so it goes for DVI first. If i have my desktop and laptop hoked up, I have to go to manual to change it.
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I will have to look at it when I get home. I forgot about those pesky input settings.
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