Two cursors in Cinnamon. Is it possible?

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alex-n3050
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Two cursors in Cinnamon. Is it possible?

Post by alex-n3050 » Thu May 17, 2018 2:37 am

I have an MSI GeForce GT 710 graphics card that supports dual display.
I really want to Cinnamon on each desktop (of the two possible) to have my mouse and my keyboard to these cursors and keyboards can be controlled simultaneously. Is that possible?
I just want two people to be able to work on the same computer at the same time, each with its own set of mouse+keyboard+display.

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Re: Two cursors in Cinnamon. Is it possible?

Post by lsemmens » Thu May 17, 2018 9:54 am

That sounds like a recipe for disaster, Two keyboards/mouse for one computer. Typically a dual monitor setup is to expand the desktop across both screens to allow ONE user to to multitask, not the other way 'round. Why can you not just set up two computers?
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Re: Two cursors in Cinnamon. Is it possible?

Post by Hoser Rob » Thu May 17, 2018 10:51 am

That IS a recipe for disaster. Linux may have been designed for multiuser from the start, unlike Windows, but that is just not how it works.

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Re: Two cursors in Cinnamon. Is it possible?

Post by Ozo » Thu May 17, 2018 1:23 pm

You can have two mouse' operating the same cursor of course. Still, fights may occur :mrgreen:

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