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10 apps to add features to Windows 10

ShareMouse

Multi-monitor setups are common, but sometimes you need a bit more: the ability to treat several machines as if they were one, using the same mouse and keyboard to control them all. That's where apps like ShareMouse come in, detecting when a mouse leaves the screen on one PC, and redirecting subsequent mouse and keyboard actions to a another. Where traditional multi-monitor setups have just one CPU to handle the work, here you're controlling another machine, so you can be answering email on one machine while rendering a video or compiling code on another. ShareMouse can also lock all the machines at the same time, and also shares your clipboard across devices, so it'll even drag-and-drop files between screens and PCs.

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