I may be misunderstanding how Universal Control works/what it's meant to do, so hopefully this isn't a dumb question - but I think that I should be able to use my keyboard and mouse to control two MacBook Pro's that are sitting side-by-side (provided the requirements are met).
I have two MacBook Pro's - 2021 w/ M1 chip, both running macOS Monterey with no pending updates (ie, both are up to date).
Both machines are connected to the same 5Ghz Wi-Fi network, both have Bluetooth enabled and are sitting an inch apart on my desk.
Both machines are logged into the same iCloud account.
Both machines have universal control enabled under Display settings
Both machines have Hand off to iCloud enabled:
The firewall is disabled for both the machines.
I think basic universal control connectivity is established - Universal control for sharing of clipboard contents works fine - I can copy/paste between the two machines.
Universal Control for sharing a display works - I can see the other MacBook under Add Display and when I connect to it, I can extend my desktop from one machine on to the other (which is not what I'm trying to achieve - this is basically using the second MacBook as monitor where as I want to use it as a separate machine but be able to use a single keyboard/mouse setup for both)
What I'm expecting to be able to happen, is to push the mouse thru the edge of one screen and have it show up/control the other macbook - ie, be able to control the keyboard/mouse on the secondary machine from my primary machine.
Should I be able to do this or am I misunderstanding what Universal Control does?
Is there anything else I can try (other than rebooting the machines repeatedly and logging in/out of the same iCloud account which I have already tried on both machines).