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    Fastest way to switching DisplayPort and HDMI source

    Question for the ASUS ROG PG279Q

    I work from home and have to frequently switch from DisplayPort (computer) to HDMI (work laptop) and back again.
    At the moment I need to enter the Menu, goto Select Input and then hit on or other port options, this is ~8 or 9 toggles of the "menu nipple".

    Is there a faster more convenient way to switch inputs? maybe a favorite option or shortcut, like the wonderful mobo BIOS options?

    I haven't fireware updated my screen, i've only seen specific issues addressed, no feature enrichment, let me know if i'm wrong.

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    I'd also like a resolution here.

    I found this post via a Google search, because I have the EXACT same scenario. I use the monitor for work and home, and I use the Display Port for my personal computer and the HDMI for my work Macbook.

    The ASUS monitor I used to have had a dedicated source button on the front of the monitor, which was amazing.

    I'd also like to request a faster way to switch sources.


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    I'm using the monitor in the same scenario (need to change input frequently for home and work computer). I've not been able to find a software solution to this. I wish there was a dedicated "input" button. It appears the fastest way would be to:

    1. Press 5-way button on back
    2. Press UP twice
    3. Press Right
    4. Change input
    5. Press 5-way button

    SIX button presses to change the input. That's a little excessive and unacceptable.

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    Bumping. I had an NEC A271W that would auto switch to another input if the current input was lost. These are not productivity monitors lest they'd support DP chaining and offer more than 2 inputs.
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    If you are in a position of needing to switch machines often you may want to invest in a KVM switch. The good ones are not cheap but they are designed for exactly this task.
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