This documentation refers to ShareMouse v6 beta. The documentation for production version 5 is available here.

Configure a shared display

ShareMouse supports configurations where one display with multiple video inputs is connected to multiple computers.

Initially, the shared display is shown twice in the Display Manager, one icon for each connection to a computer.

To configure a shared display:
  1. Identify the shared display by hovering the icons for display information.
  2. Right-click each icon of the shared display and select the physical input corresponding to the input, the computer is connected to.
  3. Drag on icon of a shared display over the other icon and release the mouse button.

ShareMouse merges the icons (indicated with a diagonal pattern) and creates new display layouts; one layout for the shared display showing the one computer and another layout for the shared display showing the other computer.

If the shared display supports DDC ("Display Data Channel"), you can now use ShareMouse to switch the hardware display input to the desired computer.

Unfortunately, the quality of DDC support varies between display manufacturers. Physical input names (HDMI, DisplayPort, etc.) may be wrong or mixed up. For example USB-C/Thunderbolt inputs may be named "Displayport 2" or "HDMI 2". It is more or less random and you need to experiment here. Sometimes, display makers claim to support DDC while they don't or have non-standard specifications. We regret that ShareMouse cannot work around this issue.