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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Multiple IP addresses showing up in Synergy, none of them seem to be the correct one

When I open Synergy on my laptop (wireless), it lists 5 IP addresses. I've tried to connect to each one using my desktop (wired). None of them connect. When I check my laptop's IP address online, it ...
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Synergy: Shift keys not working on Raspberry Pi Client

Recently I installed Synergy on my desktop PC (running Windows 8.1) and my Raspberry Pi (running Raspbian) so the PC's keyboard and mouse is shared with the Raspberry Pi. The Windows PC is a Synergy ...
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How do I configure synergy to use a non primary monitor?

I have a tri-monitor set up that is shared between a windows box and a linux box, on top of which, two of the monitors are connected to a KVM switch which switches between the two machines. The third ...
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How can I reconfig synergy on mac after starting it as server by mistake?

I'm new to mac. I just installed synergy and run it as server by mistake. It automatically minimized and I cannot find it again. I tried to drag the app to trash and reinstall but it will start as the ...
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windows 8, galaxy s5 Android 4.4.2 synergy troubleshoot

I want to share Windows 8 Desktop PC keyboard and Mouse with my Galaxy S5 Android 4.4.2 rooted. Can connect Android Client with Server Version 1.5.0 But when i move mouse to Galaxy S5, doesn't show ...
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Error connecting to synergy on mac server

I installed synergy. I ran it on mac OS X mavericks 10.9.4. When I open synergy on the mac a window pops up quickly and disappears. Then, I connect from my windows workstation and get an error: ...
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4 + 1 stacked monitor setup with Synergy

Is it possible to configure synergy to accommodate the following setup? +---------------+ +---------------+ | Client | | ...
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Stop Synergy losing focus on “client” when UAC prompted for program installs

Edit: OMG - Really sorry if anyone wasted their time reading through the book I just wrote I thought I would give one last thing a try... Stopped Synergy service running on both machines -> ...
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How do I create a perfect intersect between my PC and Macbook Pro when my Mac is plugged in to an alternate input on my monitor?

My Macbook Pro is to the left of my PC's monitor. It is also connected to my monitor via DisplayPort. My PC is connected via DVI-D. If I change the source on my monitor to DisplayPort, I can work ...
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Synergy + Emacs C-<SPC> to set mark not working

Problem When I use C- (Ctrl+space) in Emacs, it fails to set the mark. The alternative keybinding, C-@ works, but requires an extra finger and mindfulness. Emacs doesn't have trouble recognizing the ...
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How to change client screen name?

I'm trying to use my macbook pro as a client with synergy. Windows is the host system with keyboard and mouse. The problem however is that I can't change the screen name for the macbook pro. The ...
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Can I run Synergy Client on Windows without installing it?

I have a machine to which I do not have Administrator rights. I tried building Synergy and putting together a folder with EXE's and DLL's, but it complains that the connection is refused (on the ...
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Keep Synergy client in full-screen when unfocused

I have a dashboard setup that runs a Web browser in full-screen mode on Linux. I'd like to use Synergy to control it with my main computer's keyboard and mouse, but whenever I mouse out of the ...
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synergy interprets a 'space' for a 'slash'

My setup is : Linux Server OSX Client Every time I use the space on my Linux box keyboard (and the pointer/focus is in a window on my OSX machine), I get a slash '/' instead. How do I fix this?
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Unlocking Ubuntu 14.04 and synergy

I upgraded my Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. I'm using synergy 1.5 and the Ubuntu machine is the client. My Win7 box is the server. I have synergy starting in the greeter via greeter-setup-script in ...
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Software - Synergy between laptop and desktop

I am working at a university, and have been given a wired-desktop; it doesn't have a wireless card on it, or another wired port - and I also have a laptop that connects to the university's wireless ...
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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 ...