Technology : Bet Angel trader's desks & setup's

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Wildly
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Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:54 pm

Any ideas for one mouse across multiple computers. My afternoon is part work part trade and I don't want BA on the work laptop. I have a wireless mouse and keyboard on the desk and laptops raised to better viewing height. At the moment I either use a separate mouse for the trading laptop but have to reach for the trading laptop's keyboard if I want hot-keys. Or I change the wireless USB plug between computers.

Saw Synergy was mentioned a few years ago on this thread but have read of issues. Others I have seen online are "Mouse Share" and "Mouse without Borders". Pros/Cons ? Any security issues?
Thanks

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gutuami
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Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:51 pm

mouse without borders works for me for a long long time.
I use a laptop for bf video and as a back up.

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marksmeets302
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Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:46 am

How about a kvm switch?

Galilee66
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Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:05 pm

Mouse without Borders has worked fine for me for a couple of years - it's easy to set up and was put together by a MS staffer - so it should work OK with the boss's OS.

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Wildly
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Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:49 am

Thanks, I've gone with Mouse Without Borders.
It's a neat ride when you first try it 8-)
Even better when the next race I traded I closed pre-race and moused to the work PC, then heard the call the horse I'd traded around $5 missed the start 5 lengths, I whipped straight back to the same ladder, layed and $9 and closed seconds later at $22 :D

andyfuller
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Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:35 am

Well worth a watch - Peter Webb's latest set up. A trading kiosk:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kcIMG1BmSU

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LeTiss
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Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:28 pm

andyfuller wrote:Well worth a watch - Peter Webb's latest set up. A trading kiosk:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kcIMG1BmSU
Don't like it

I recently bought a new laptop and the touch screen does my head in. I think my fingers are too clumsy, or my hand isn't steady enough. I've plugged a mouse in instead, so seeing PW's set up wouldn't work for me at all

andyfuller
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Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:15 pm

Could you not do something similar but just use a mouse operated PC i.e. keep the standing part.

It was interesting listening to the boss of Razor this morning on the radio saying he doesn't see the death of the mouse any time soon. Didn't Steve Jobs think it was dead long ago, much like people wanting bigger phones...

One of the most annoying things I find on 'his' devices is the lack of cursor keys which he claims there was no need for. Drives me mad when editing spelling etc.

Touch screen has a time and a place - not sure it is for trading myself either, but I can see the advantages of the setup for trading but also elsewhere around the house.

There are some great examples on youtube of touchscreen coffee tables and kitchen screens.

andyfuller
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Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:28 am

I may have posted some of these previously on this thread so sorry if I have.

I have spent this morning sorting out some old files as I try and get my PC filing sorted, it is a very slow process as I seem to have stuff all over the place from many years of not being organised and having different USB sticks, iPods, notebooks and PCs etc but I came across while sorting through things some photos of some of my old trading setups that I thought I would post:
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