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Remote control Linux keyboard/mouse
Remote control a computer using another computer

I have my TV connected to a computer which I can start remotely via ethernet from another computer. I would love to use my laptop as a remote for the keyboard and mouse to browse my movie library on that computer etc.

Is there a software I can install on that media computer and on my laptop to control the keyboard and mouse? With VNC I also have the video which I don't want. I would want to just switch seamlessly.

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marked as duplicate by sblair, Majenko, alex, Sathya May 31 '11 at 8:00

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@sblair: the tag says windows-7, so it's not exactly a duplicate. – alex May 30 '11 at 7:27
@alex Yes, but I think it's close enough of a duplicate to be closed, because the answer is almost certainly the same in each case. If not, then how about this or this? – sblair May 30 '11 at 11:57
@sblair good point, voted to close. – alex May 31 '11 at 3:56
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Synergy is what you're looking for.

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You voted to close and answered? Some people frown upon that. – sblair Jul 15 '11 at 2:22
Although, I'm not sure it's necessarily bad, given the arguments in the latter parts of:…. Should this be meta'd? – sblair Jul 15 '11 at 2:26
If an answer is a duplicate I like to give a very short answer and point to the duplicate. If the OP requires more detail they can read the duplicate. – Majenko Jul 15 '11 at 8:39

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