Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Possible Duplicates:
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.

share|improve this question

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

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

@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

1 Answer 1

up vote 3 down vote accepted

Synergy is what you're looking for.

share|improve this answer
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: blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/01/…. 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

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.