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Author Topic: mControl: Switch between input  (Read 11298 times)
zwara

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« on: February 25, 2011, 03:33:27 AM »

Hello.

Is it possible to switch between monitor input (vga->dvi->hdmi1->hdmi2) in mControl via command line or somehow? I would like to program my keyboard hotkeys to do it.

Thank you.
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Ashley Saldanha
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2011, 04:20:58 AM »

It depends. Take a simple example: if mControl is running on a PC that is connected to the VGA input on your monitor, it can only communicate with your monitor when the VGA input is active. That means it can switch from VGA>DVI and VGA>HDMI1 and VGA>HDMI2, but it can do nothing if VGA is not the *active* input - and only one input on your monitor can be active at a time.
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epoch7

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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2011, 07:18:00 AM »

Is there any way to regain control of an input after you've switched it? The only idea I had was to have another DDC control utility installed on the machine that the second input is attached to. Unfortunately that machine is a mac with a displayport->dvi adapter. Is there software like mControl for the mac?

thanks,

epoch7
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Ashley Saldanha
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2011, 01:41:37 PM »

Only one input can support DDC/CI at a time, or it would wreck havoc with the scaler. But you should be able to find something similar for the Mac - Apple is very active in the VESA MCCS taskgroup.
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2011, 06:36:32 AM »

Beginning with build 798, you can now switch input by name, e.g.,

mControl.exe /2:SetActiveInput DP2         switches monitor #2 to DisplayPort #2

mControl.exe /SetActiveInput VGA         switches the current monitor to VGA
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