What is Input Director?
Input Director is a free software application developed by InputDirector LLC. The program allows you to easily switch between multiple computers using only one mouse and keyboard. This means you don’t need to constantly move your hands from one computer to another.
Input Director is designed for anyone who has two (or more) windows systems set up at home, such as a laptop and desktop PC. Using Input Director, it’s possible to position the screens of these systems side-by-sidewithout having to physically move your hand from one monitor to another.
Input Director is a free download for Windows 7, 8, and 10. It also comes with a 30 day trial version.
Tips and tricks of input director
In my previous blog posts I’ve mentioned that I’m a big fan of Input Director. Today I’d like to share some tips and tricks for getting the best out of Input Director.
- Use Hotkeys
Hotkeys allow you to quickly switch between screens. For instance, when you press Ctrl+Tab, you’ll go back to the last active window. Pressing Tab again will bring you forward to the first active window.
You can also assign hotkeys to specific windows. For instance, pressing Alt+Ctrl+F12 will open the Settings dialog box for the current window.
- Set Up Multiple Monitors
Using multiple monitors allows you to display different applications on each monitor. For instance, you may have a browser window on one monitor and a spreadsheet on another.
- Configure Keyboard Shortcuts
Configuring shortcuts makes switching between screens easier. For instance, you can configure Ctrl+Alt+Left Arrow to move the mouse pointer to the left edge of the screen.
- Customize Screen Sizes
You can customize the size of each screen individually. For instance, you could make the primary monitor larger than the secondary monitor.
- Add Extra Screens
Adding extra screens lets you run multiple instances of Input Director simultaneously. For instance, you might have a web browser running on one screen and a word processor on another.
- Create Desktops
Desktops let you organize your apps into groups. For instance, you’d have a desktop for your email, another for your social media sites, and so forth.
- Organize Apps
Organizing your apps into folders makes finding them much faster. For instance, you wouldn’t have to search through every folder just to find your favorite photo editor.
How to download and install input director
Input Director is a powerful tool that allows users to easily manage all aspects of their keyboard input. With just a few clicks, you can change the layout of your keyboard, assign shortcuts to common tasks, and customize the look and feel of your keyboard.
In addition to being able to configure your keyboard, Input Director also lets you set up custom key mappings so that you can perform actions like opening files, launching applications, and performing searches.
Step 1: Download the latest version of Input Director from the link here.
Step 2: Extract the downloaded archive to wherever you’d like to store it.
Step 3: Double click on the.exe file inside the extracted folder to launch the installation process.
Step 4: Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
Step 5: Launch Input Director after installing.
Step 6: Click on the ‘Start’ button on the bottom left corner of the window.
Step 7: Select ‘Settings’.
Step 8: Under ‘Keyboard’, select ‘Customize Keyboard Layout’.
Step 9: Enter the name of the keyboard layout you wish to apply.
Step 10: Press OK.
Step 11: Press Apply.
Step 12: Press OK again.
Step 13: Press Save.
Input Director is an easy to use utility that allows you to easily switch among multiple computers using only one keyboard and mouse.