Synergy is Free and Open Source Software that lets you easily share your mouse and keyboard between multiple computers, where each computer has its own display. No special hardware is required, all you need is a local area network. Synergy is supported on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

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Synergy using internet connection instead of local connection

I've had Synergy installed between two machines and it work flawlessly before, but I'm experienced a strange condition with my new desktop. When I bring my mouse from my server PC to my client, the ...
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How can I quickly unlock a Windows 7 machine remotely?

I have two Windows 7 machines connected with Synergy. When I want to lock or unlock the machines, I have to do so twice, and it would be nice to only have one keyboard and mouse at my desk. Is there a ...
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Synergy 1.5 startup

I just reinstalled the OS and synergy on an XP machine (client), updating synergy to 1.5 in the process. It used to run at system start up so I could use it to log in, but now it won't start until I ...
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Synergy broken on Windows 8.1 + HDPI

When I run synergy and move the cursor to a client, the cursor goes invisible and sticks to the bottom right corner of the screen (triggering windows peek). This renders all computers useless until ...
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Options to drag and drop with synergy KVM switch?

I am effectively using Synergy between Windows/Linux/Android However, I am trying to find a way to drag and drop. I know I can "just network a drive, and modify a [send to], but honestly, when it ...
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Synergy on MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks Wi-Fi connection

I'm trying to set up Synergy with my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.3 as a client and my Windows 7 desktop as a server. I'm having some pretty bad connection problems though when I try to use my Mac. ...
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Mouse movement on Synergy-controlled PC is slow/laggy?

I'm not sure why this started happening. I just started using Synergy again to control my laptop using my desktop's keyboard and mouse, and the cursor (when accessing my laptop) is incredibly laggy, ...
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Synergy not controlling G4 Mac Mini from Win7 64 PC

I've recently repaired my ancient G4 Mac Mini, I have reinstalled Tiger and applied all updates. I have Synergy setup between the PC and the Mac, with the PC being the server and the Mac being the ...
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Windows, Synergy, and EnableHexNumpad

Windows 8.1, Synergy 1.5.1-r2307 It seems Synergy does not support EnableHexNumpad in Windows, where much like traditional ALT-codes, any Unicode character can be inserted when holding alt, then ...
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Set up a Synergy hotkey to toggle all other hotkeys?

I'm currently using Synergy 1.5.0 for Windows to control four realtime audio/video machines. I'm sharing the mouse and a special color-coded keyboard that I made to run various shortcuts. The hotkeys ...
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Synergy: avoid single machine loop when client is not connected

In order to loop between my screens I have the following section in my synergy.sgc file: section: links Pedro-Acer: right = pedro-lubuntu left = pedro-lubuntu pedro-lubuntu: ...
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Can't control android device with Synergy

I'm trying to use Synergy to connect my macbook to an external android device. The devices seem to connect, but I can't move my mouse over to the android device. Has anyone had success with this? ...
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Synergy 1.5 crash (OSX 10.6.8)

THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ THIS I recently installed Synergy 1.5 r2278 (for Mac OSX 10.6.8) and was using it fine for most of the day, then it decided to stop working (the only thing I ...
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Use Synergy with a dual monitor server

I am currently using synergy on my Windows machine and my raspberry pi. The Windows machine is the server and the raspberry pi is the client. The program works great except it doesn't realize that my ...
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Synergy error - can't move mouse vertically on client screen

I'm using synergy - a software to share mouse and keyboard between many computers. I have two machines. One runs ubuntu 14.04, other runs windows 7. And synergy server is running on ubuntu 14.04, ...
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Synergy 32bit and 64bit incompatibility problems

I'm having problems with 64bit server and two 32bit clients. The problem stems from error-2. Server in center, 32bit clients on each side. Mouse switch is set to happen on double-tap edge. Changing to ...
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“key is not on keyboard” with Windows server and Mac client

I am using synergy to share my mouse and keyboard from a Windows 7 x64 server to a Mac OSX Mavericks client. Both machines are using the latest (1.4.17) version as of today. I can connect fine, the ...
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Synergy keyboard “lock”: Mac OS Server + Opera web browser(?) + Google Apps

Environment Synergy configuration: Server: Mac OS X (Mavericks, 10.9.2), running Synergy 1.4.17 (premium). Client: Windows 8, running Synergy 1.4.17 (premium). Software/apps running when problem ...
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How to control multiple PCs with one pair of mouse and keyboard?

I found two softwares: Mouse Without Borders and Synergy. They allow to move my mouse without borders on multiple PCs. I'd like to control all of the PCs at once. In example: I have 3 PCs with ...
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How can I use a crossover cable with Synergy or ShareMouse?

I have a Laptop with a mouse and keyboard, and a mac with mouse and keyboard and sucky internet connection on the mac. They both have wireless, and I have a crossover cable to connect them. How can I ...
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Unity greeter startup script on Ubuntu 14.04

So what I want to do is run a script on startup that starts the synergy daemon. I want it to run automagically when the system starts in GUI mode even if no one actually logs in. I have a script for ...
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Synergy not transmitting special keys between 1.4.17-server and 1.3.1-client?

I've a setup with a Win7-server (1.4.17) and a client (1.3.1) under Cubieez (Debian on Cubietrack Arm). When pressing some of the german special keys (öäüß etc.), they are not transmitted to the ...
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Synergy 1.4.17 breaks holding down two modifier keys in Mac OS X

In Synergy 1.4.16 you can hold down two modifier keys (e.g., Shift and Command) simultaneously. In 1.4.17 the second modifier key supersedes the first, so if you hold down Command and then Shift, it ...
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Some key won't be triggered on Windows client with OS X Mavericks as server

I'm using version 1.4.16 with server on OS X Mavericks and a Windows 7 client. I'm also using a keyboard with the Swiss-German layout and on this keyboard the keys (^/`,¨/!,$/£) left of the Backspace ...
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Synergy - Control + Scroll Not Zooming

I am using Synergy, 64 bit, between two Windows computers - A Windows 8 Professional, and a Windows 7 Professional. The Windows 8 Pro is the server. When Synergy is on, I try to hold down [control] ...
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Synergy client won't connect, despite open port?

I want to use a Debian KDE desktop computer (network name bradbury) as the server, and a Windows 7 laptop (network name Clarke) as the client. I have used this setup before without problems, but then ...
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osX cannot connect socket: Host is down

I am trying to connect my macbook to my mac mini through synergy. I have configured my macbook as the server, and I try to connect my mac to it as a client; but whenever I try, it says on the log ...
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Synergy's synrgyhk.dll suddenly gets linked to random processes

I'm using Windows 8 and from time to time, my Synergy server just stops responding. It doesn't notice that it's not working anymore (the interface doesn't show any error), but re-launching the server ...
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XMonad + Synergy: System tray is unavailable, quitting

I'm trying to use synergy with my xmonad setup. When I try to start synergy it pops up an error message saying: System tray is unavailable, quitting I'm on Ubuntu server 13.10 I don't have ...
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when I am running synergy and open secondlife my movement keys aren't right

in secondlife with synergy running, turning (a,d or left right arrows) moves my character EXTREMELY slowly. forward and reverse keys (w,s, or forward back arrows) responds in the program like I have ...
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Synergy: switch screen if only specified key is hold and mouse moved to the edge

I've seen similar questions, but I've seen no answers. I want Synergy to switch screen if only I press some key (say, Shift), and move mouse to the edge. Without pressed key, Synergy should not ...
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Synergy: modifier keys not stable on Mac OS X Mavericks

I am using Synergy 1.4.16 with a Windows 7 server and an OS X client. Whenever I hold ctrl, alt or command on the OS X screen the system seems to act like I'm repeating pressing that key instead of ...
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Upgraded to Mavericks and now client won't connect

I upgraded my macintosh laptop to mavericks and got past the accessibility stuff (I think). My mac is running synergys but when I tunnel from my Ubuntu desktop I no longer connect: ssh -f -N -L ...
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Some characters do not work in virtual machine running on computer with Synergy

I am running synergy (1.4.12) on two windows computers A and B. Computer A runs windows 7 and has the keyboard and mouse attached that I want to use. Computer B runs windows 8.1 and has its own ...
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Can the Synergy client be configured to connect to one of many servers?

I have a laptop that I use at home and at the office. I also have desktop computers (with attached keyboards and mice) set up at both locations. Both desktops are set up as Synergy servers so that I ...
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Reverse scrolling with Synergy from Mac to Windows

I have my Mountain Lion MacBook Pro and my Windows 7 Toshiba laptop connected via Synergy with the Mac serving as the server, and the PC acting as the client. I have an external mouse connected to the ...
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Autostart Synergy On Boot Working Until I Mouse Click

So just as the title says, Synergy is autostarting on boot. My mouse works but as soon I clicked in the password box to login, I lose all functions of the mouse. Windows 7 is the server and Ubuntu is ...
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Keyboard layout switching with synergy

I'm using Synergy server on my Ubuntu machine and using a Windows 7 machine as client. On my Ubuntu machine I have mapped so that pressing the Pause button switches between US and Swedish keyboard ...
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After upgrading to mavericks, Synergy no longer works

Followed these workarounds exactly, but still get the following error. Synergy worked fine before ERROR: cannot read configuration "/var/folders/...": read error: line 38: unknown screen name in ...
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Enabling limited LAN connectivity when using Cisco AnyConnect VPN client?

I've been using Synergy on my PC, I assume most of you that would know the answer to this question are familiar with this software. I'm also using Cisco VPN software, anyconnect 3.0, i'm sure you see ...
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Cannot move cursor back to /previous screen using synergy

Synergy successfully connected to Client and server.(windows 7 and ubuntu 12 machine) after connecting i moved mouse from windows machine to ubuntu and it moves successfully.But i could not move ...
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Synergy - invoke screenshot on Windows side from macbook keyboard

I use synergy server on Mac OS X (Macbook air) and client is running on Windows PC. Is there any way to invoke screenshot event on Windows side from macbook keyboard?
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How can I remap my command key to my control key?

In short, here's my predicament: I'm running 2 computers synergy'd together and I'm having a hard time remembering to have to use Command-C when on my 3rd screen (the mac machine), and Control-C when ...
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Mutual mouse pointer between two computers [duplicate]

Is it possible to have one mouse pointer for two computer systems? It's like dual screening, but each screen is assigned to a different computer. The OP of the indicated "answered before" asks for a ...
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Multiple screens on 2 computers, 1 computer and screen placed in center, Synergy

Is it possible to have 5 monitors connected to 1 computer, and have 1 monitor connected to another computer. Like this: PC1 - PC2 - PC1 - PC1 - PC1 - PC1 The issue is PC2, now I have to move the ...
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Synergy doesn't work correctly if I switch client/server role (left of works, right of does not)

When I use my win7/64bit as a server, with the mac (10.7.5) on its left, it works. Screens: [Mac/10.7.5]---[Win7/64bit] I've now switched the roles, so I use the Mac's keyboard (because Bug #18/19) ...
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After updating to 1.4.14 Synergie won't work anymore

I've updated the server (win7) and the clients (win-xp & osx 10.6.8). WindowsXP Log: ERROR: failed to load shell library, synwinxt.dll is missing or invalid The DLL lies in the same folder ...
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Synergy 1.4.14 fails with “Protocol error”

Server: Debian testing, with the 1.4.14 deb downloaded and installed. Client: Windows 7, with 1.4.14 downloaded and installed. Both are Premium. On Debian, start the server with synergys -f -c ...
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Controlling linux keyboard, mouse, and clipboard from windows machine

I have done my searching and have referenced Remote control a computer using another computer Remote screen control However, I am running into problems on the setup of synergy, and I think the ...
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Synergy on Mavericks (OSX 10.9) and enable assistive devices

Mavericks handles accessibility on a per-application basis, so instead of enabling assistive devices (option does not even exist) carte-blanche, the app which makes the request shows up in a list in ...