Hi there. I have what I feel is a simple problem but I cannot find a simple solution for it. I want to share peripherals, including monitor, between my USB-C laptop and my desktop.
I have four peripherals:
USB-A Wireless Headset (this isn’t necessary - I could accept this one being plugged directly into my desktop and not available for the laptop)
4k Monitor (DisplayPort or HDMI jacks, no USB-C)
I want both of my computers to be able to use these peripherals. My computers are:
Work Laptop - 2017 Macbook Pro, which has 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports.
Gaming Desktop - Windows 10 with 12 USB-A ports, 1 USB-C port, and a 2080Ti graphics card with DisplayPort, HDMI, and VirtualLink output ports. VirtualLink is theoretically a USB-C port with DisplayPort HBR 3 video out and a USB 3.1 channel.
Ideally I would be able to switch between these two without unplugging or plugging any cables, but it’s not completely necessary. I could accept swapping out one USB-C plug when I want to switch between the computers.
The laptop is easier. One Thunderbolt port can output video on the same line where it inputs mouse and keyboard.
The desktop I don’t understand. I’m pretty certain that the USB-C port on the desktop can’t output video, and I’m less sure if the video card VirtualLink USB-C port can input mouse and keyboard. Has anyone done anything like this? Can it be done with Plugable products?