How to Use Two Mice on One Computer

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When using the computer with a friend, family member or student, you may find times when giving both users access to the mouse at the same time is convenient. However, it's not always practical for two people to use the mouse at the same time. You can connect two mice to the same computer, giving you both easy and comfortable access to a mouse and enabling both users to control the pointer and/or cursor on the screen.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer with a mouse port and a free USB port
  • Mouse with a USB connector
  • Mouse with a standard serial port for a PC or a 6-pin mini-DIN connector for a laptop (depending on computer type)
  • Turn on your computer and connect the mouse with the USB connector into the USB slot on your computer.

  • Wait for the computer to detect the new hardware. Ensure that it's working by trying the new mouse.

  • Connect the other mouse. Wait for the computer to find the new hardware, then test it by moving it around.

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