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KVM switch control

What keystokes are required on an APEX 09N4290 to switch between PC's?

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Re: KVM switch control

Partly wrong.
These switches (09N4290 and 09N4291) are from the Avocent Outlook ES series (same as Compaq EO1004x series) and use PrtScrn for their OSD (called OSCAR).

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Re: KVM switch control

APEX switches are manufacturer by Avocent and rebranded by Dell, HP/Compaq, IBM, etc.

The keystrokes should be CTRL-CTRL (Hit control 2 times). Some Avocent switches also use ALT-ALT or SCROLL-SCROLL.

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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