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Switching between PC's makes the mouse run wild

Hi there, I have this issue with the Belkin KVM E-Series. When I switch between PC's the mouse seems to be in a mode where the left button is pressed (or auto clicked). When one moves the mouse all kinds of clicks and drags are issued to the OS, messing up the desktop and sometimes closing windows. This effect goes way after about a second on a Windows machine, but takes longer (3-5 seconds) on a Linux box. If I just sit and wait it persists. I need to move a mouse a little bit and typically click the right button to make it go away faster. Why does this happen? Is there any fix for this behavior? Thanks K

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Re: Switching between PC's makes the mouse run wild

Sadly, this is a known issue with this series of KVM switches (3 out of 5 on Amazon) and I have not seen or heard of any fix. I have heard of older mice operating correctly but even that seems to be hit-or-miss.

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Two port kvm belkin

Switch to the First PC [Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock] [1]
Switch to the Second PC [Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock] [2]
Previous Active Port [Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock] [Up Arrow]
Next Active Port [Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock] [Down Arrow]
Switch Audio to the First PC [Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock] [F1]
Switch Audio to the Second PC [Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock] [F2]
AutoScan Mode [Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock] [0]
Change All to the First PC [Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock] [A] [1]
Change All to the Second PC [Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock] [A] [2]

Other information:
In AutoScan mode, the switch remains on one port for 10 seconds before switching to the next. This time interval cannot be changed. To exit autoscan mode press [Spacebar].

When in AutoScan mode, no mouse or keyboard controls. If the user moves the mouse or uses the keyboard while switching the connection between computer and the switch might be interrupted and cause erratic mouse movement and errant display when using the keyboard.

Maximum resolution supported is 2048 x 1536 @ 75Hz.

If mouse movement is erratic:
make sure you do not have more than one mosue driver installed. Make sure that the driver is either for a standar PS/2 mouse or a Microsoft compatible PS/2 mouse. Make sure you do not have any mouse drivers loaded in your CONFIG.SYS or AUTOEXEC.BAT files. Avoid moving the mouse or pressing the mouse button when switching ports on the switch. You can reset the mouse and resume porper mouse movement simply by unplugging the mouse from the switch and allowing 2-3 seconds before plugging it back in.

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