Hardware How do I know if I can plug my keyboard and mouse to my monitor and it to the USB - C laptop port?

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Hi. I have a Lenovo Legion Y5 that has an HDMI port and an USB C port (and from what I read on the Internet, this port is able to connect the laptop to an external monitor) and I also have an Samsung Smart M5 that has 2 HDMI ports (one is ARC, not sure if that helps me) and two USB A ports.

What I wanted to do is to connect my keyboard and mouse to the Samsung Monitor on the USB A ports and connecting one HDMI on the monitor to the USB C port (or the HDMI port if that works too) on the laptop and then to be able to use the keyboard and the mouse on the laptop.

I know that this is possible to do on some monitors, I'm just not sure how to do this on mine and I wouldn't want to spend money on an adapter/cable for it to not work xD

Thanks in advance
 

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My USB dock does charge my laptop (see picture, the only thing connected to the laptop is the dock with usb-C), use the correct powersupply (mine is 65W). the hub should have something like "PD-charging".
Ah. There you go. :)

So all issues solved. :) (But now a second power cable goes behind the monitor if you are backmounting the hub.. ;) )
 
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