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Dedicated mouse and keyboard for a virtual machine, is it possible?

Dedicated mouse and keyboard for a virtual machine, is it possible?

Let's say I have a PC with two monitors atached. I'm running e.g. Windows Vista natively, and start up a virtual Ubuntu PC. I change to fullscreen mode so that on one Monitor, I see my Windows Desktop, and on the other one, the Ubuntu Desktop. I can now use my mouse and Keybord for both of them.

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Guest [Entry]

"The wikipedia article on Multiseat desktop virtualization lists several solutions.

The more general concept is Multiseat configuration, which is not specific to virtual machines, but if required, one of the users could run a virtual machine program at their seat.

A multiseat, multi-station or multiterminal configuration is a single computer which supports multiple independent users at the same time. In modern usage the terms refer to multiple users using one personal computer, each with their own console, consisting of a keyboard a mouse, a monitor, and possibly headphones."
Guest [Entry]

I am using Windows 7 Pro x64. My VM is Kali Linux, the virtualbox I have is 4.2.xxx. I only installed extension pack and mounted the USB mouse and keyboard to the VM and it worked. I think it would have worked even without extension pack