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MaxiVista

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  • All versions:

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    out of 43 votes

    • 5 star: 26
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 4
  • Current version:

    3.0 stars

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 2.0 stars

    "WHEN it works it is good"

    January 19, 2012  |   By cintrix2

    Version: MaxiVista 4.0.12

    Pros

    When it is working properly it does what it is supposed to do. But there are definitely bugs in this setup.

    Cons

    CUSTOMER SERVICE IS THE PITS! If you ask them a specific question they will answer with a "sorry about that" but give you no technical advice on how to rectify it.

    Summary

    Once you purchase this you are basically on your own. I had one problem that kept happening and customer service refused to even give me any slight suggestion on how to fix it. My second screen will periodically go off and everything I have on it that I have dragged from the primary screen bounces back to the primary and I have to constantly redrag everything back. I have never ever dealt with a such an elusive technical support team from any other company I have dealt with. I wouldn't buy this for that reason alone.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "MaxiVista is not stable on secondary computer"

    September 4, 2011  |   By AlexPon5201

    Version: MaxiVista 4.0.12

    Pros

    It's good to have additional screen space.

    Cons

    Mouse doesn't work properly on secondary computer.
    On primary computer the theme is changed forcibly.
    It takes several mouse movements (3-10) to move mouse into secondary screen.

    Summary

    Feels sloppy. Not of production quality. Not worth of payment.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best Monitor Sharing and KVM Set Up That I Know Of"

    August 22, 2011  |   By Vinscott

    Version: MaxiVista 4.0.12

    Pros

    - Easy automated set up, finds the computers for you. Even fools other software like Display Fusion.
    - Works very well with little delay. Almost can't tell that there is more than one computer involved.

    Cons

    Does not seem to like Internet Explorer 9. Don't know about the other versions but sometimes the IE window on the extended screen will not update properly. Dragging it back to the "real" window fixes. I do not use IE much though.

    Summary

    Been using Synergy forever. It can be tricky to get configured though it works with more platforms. MaxiVista is much easier to configure. It uses a much more straight forward approach.

    Added benefit: you can used the extended screen to hide what is on the desktop of the PC that is sharing its monitor. This is a good way to be able to have financial software or something always available but not visible to the casual user. If they don't know about MaxiVista, they assume that there are two monitors hooked up to ONE computer. Great software.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Laptop as a monitor = AWESOME"

    April 15, 2011  |   By beserknyc

    Version: MaxiVista 4.0.12

    Pros

    Never thought this trick would be possible. The software just delivers what it promises.

    Cons

    Aero is disabled but i heard they are working on it.

    Summary

    If you have a laptop AND a desktop PC - Buy it! You can't make it wrong.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Good potential but flawed"

    March 21, 2011  |   By dahlstromd

    Version: MaxiVista 4.0.12

    Pros

    Surprisingly fast over my Ethernet LAN. Nice emulation of a real monitor on my Dell Duo.

    Cons

    I was going to purchase, but the demo software, after working fine would go into a funk and perform really bad. Not even a reboot fixed it--only a reinstall. It then worked well again--then the next day performance was bad again.

    Summary

    After having the performance issues, I posted a request for assistance on their forum. There was no answer. In fact, my post was eventually deleted--I'm supposing there is some general issue they're trying to keep low profile or something--so beware. Note that if you're just looking for the KVM features that software like MaxiVista offers, try the free InputDirector software. It's quite nice.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "nice features, but flaky"

    February 12, 2011  |   By fmbma

    Version: MaxiVista 4.0.12

    Pros

    allows you to use a laptop as a second monitor or lets you remote control a second PC

    Cons

    Has trouble with screen savers. The video driver can affect your power management and native video driver. tech support is downright arrogant.

    Summary

    an ok product - probably best not use a latop for the server side because of driver and power management conflicts

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