Can a Thunderbolt display switch between two computers?

If a Thunderbolt display is the primary display for a Mac Mini, is it possible for the display to switch to a MacBook Air? Without necessarily pulling the Thunderbolt connection from the Mac Mini? (Extra credit if this means the two machines could share the same USB-connected keyboard and mouse, via the same display?)

To the best of my knowledge, there aren't any Thunderbolt console switches yet. I'd prefer never to buy one.

Apple Thunderbolt Display (27" flat panel)

Apple Thunderbolt Display (27" flat panel)

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1 Answer from the Community

  • The simplest solution may be to connect the mini using thunderbolt and then connect the pro to the display using FireWire, then use a screen share program. With this you should have full control of both computers on the one screen using the mouse and keyboard connected to your Mini.