Re: MacBook + monitor + laptop as ext. monitor ?

Subject: Re: MacBook + monitor + laptop as ext. monitor ?
From: "Sweet, Gregory P (HEALTH)" <gregory -dot- sweet -at- health -dot- ny -dot- gov>
To: Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:32:14 +0000

Itâs not free and Iâve never used it, but there is software to do what you are looking to do. https://www.screenrecycler.com/ScreenRecycler.html Seems to come up at the top of the lists.

Personally, Iâd save myself the headache and just buy/requisition/pilfer another monitor. There are Thunderbolt to dvi/hdmi/displayport/vga adapters available typically for less than $20.

Have you looked at parallels coherence view yet? It runs the Windows stuff as if it were running natively on the Mac desktop. I find it very useful when dealing with something like Visio (for which there is no Mac version).

The Visio icon appears in my office launcher panel with a little parallels icon super imposed. When I click the icon, it fires up the vm and starts Visio but not in a separate window â Visio behaves as if itâs any other app open on my desktop. There were some pitfalls when I first started like Widows VM default app preferences overriding the mac defaults, i.e., vm starting and open photoshop even though I had transferred my CC license to the mac and had a native version of Photoshop installed, but nothing that wasnât easily corrected.

Thanks!

Greg




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I've got the latest MacBook Pro, which has only Thunderbolt 3 ports.

And yes, no KVM use will be needed after I get rid of my Dell laptop.

But what I was hoping to do was use that Dell laptop screen as an external
monitor for my MacBook. But I doubt that's possible because the Dell laptop
likely has only output video, not any video input to use the laptop's screen
to show a different computer's video out.

Plus, one can get external monitors really cheap these days, so that's
likely the route I'll go. I don't need a big monitor, just a small one for
showing the windows I like to keep always open (such as Slack and Google
Hangouts - yes, I work all day with people on both systems) but not on my
primary/center monitor.

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