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Starting the dialog box is easy enough. In my case:

C:\Program Files\Synergy\synergy.exe

But then I have to click on Start.

Is there a flag I can add that would start the client and skip the dialog box? Can't seem to find any docs on this.

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Been a while since I used Synergy as I switched to Synergy+ a year or two ago. When I run Synergy+ it has an Options section and in that Options section is a "AutoStart..." button. Do you have something similar with Synergy?

Oh, actually I just found the synergy docs section ("autostarting") that you're after:

Start synergy and click the Configure... button by the text Automatic Startup. The Auto Start dialog will pop up. If an error occurs then correct the problem and click Configure again.

On the Auto Start dialog you'll configure synergy to start or not start automatically when the computer starts or when you log in. You need Administrator access rights to start synergy automatically when the computer starts. The dialog will let you know if you have sufficient permission.

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Hi Chris thanks for your answer. Well, I've got autostart enabled at the moment. The thing is, I want to turn "autostart off" as this is on a laptop and It is annoying to have synergy try to connect to the server when mobile (on train for example). So I want to be able to start synergy off the command line while at the same time skipping the dialogue box. I'll take a look at synergy+ now. –  denormalizer Jul 6 '10 at 23:47

The server's executable is named synergys. Likewise, the client is named synergyc. Both have various command line options. The client has a mandatory argument: The server host.

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If you first install Synergy as a service, you could start and stop the service from the command line:

net start "Synergy Client"

to start, or

net stop "Synergy Client"

to stop Synergy.

For other options, see this Microsoft Technet article.

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