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.

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  • 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.

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