Last time I wrote about two tools to control multiple computers with one mouse and keyboard. Today we’re going to talk about the reverse scenario in which we can use multiple mouse and keyboard on one computer. Normally when we attach two mouse or keyboards, both the mouse use the same cursor in order to move. But if we want to work in a collaboration environment, we would need multiple mouse and keyboards. See the picture below for example.
TeamPlayer is a software which allows anyone to connect multiple mouse and keyboards with one computer. Multiple people can work simultaneously each using their own cursor on the screen. This is especially useful in combined education, business meetings, games and security control rooms etc.
While it’s not free, TeamPlayer is really very easy to install and operate. Just download TeamPlayer, connect additional mouse and keyboards to the computer before installing TeamPlayer. After installation, activate the mouse by left clicking it.
One drawback of TeamPlayer is that it doesn’t detect installed devices in real time but you’ll need to close it and then run it again in order for it to detect all the mouse and keyboards.