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 stopped moving cursor over to client computer (config worked previously)

I am using QuickSynergy on OSX on my client computer and the standard Synergy program on Windows. I had a configuration that worked two days ago when I last used it, but today I came into work and it ...
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How do I save and use Synergy Configuration file?

When I try to save and use my configuration, I get this error message when Synergy starts. NOTE: config file: C:/Program Files/Synergy/synergy.sgc NOTE: log level: NOTE synergys.exe: unrecognized ...
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Synergy+ between PC & Mac copy/paste problem

I use synergy+ (1.3.4) for Mac (10.6.4) and Windows 7. Copying a content from PC to Mac works OK, the other way round doesn't work. I mean, the contents in Mac's buffer doesn't move to PC. I think ...
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Copy to clipboard from Firefox does not work with Synergy run in service mode on Windows 7 x64

For reference, I run a Synergy 1.4.2 server on Windows 7 x64 with one CentOS 5.5 Linux client. Most mouse and keyboard functions work exactly as expected. The following is an exception. Copy & ...
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How to start the Synergy client from the command line?

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 ...
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Can't start Synergy server service

everytime I try to start the Synergy Server service (out of services) I get an error code 4. I tried to install .Net Framework 4 but it didn't help. Anyone an idea?
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Use LAN to interface Synergy while having WiFi connected to internet

Similar question and solution I have LAN and WiFi connection, with the WiFi connected to internet and the LAN is simply connected via an Ethernet cable between two computers. I need to get Synergy ...
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Synergy: server refused client

I am trying to get Synergy up and running from a new Windows 7 computer, to an XP computer. The Synergy installations seemed to go fine. I configured each to start on start-up, which they seem to, but ...
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Error about synrgyhk.dll when starting Synergy

Every once in a while, when I start Synergy on Windows, I get this message: failed to init synrgyhk.dll, another program may be using it How can I resolve this? The only workaround I've found is to ...
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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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Synergy Windows 7 Screen Saver issue

I have synergy server running on a Windows 7 laptop, I have another laptop running windows XP as the Client. When synergy is first started the Screen Saver will start after the 5 mins of inactivity ...
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Synergy Key Mapping

I'm running a Synergy server on Ubuntu and a Synergy+ client on OSX. The server has a standard windows keyboard with shift, ctrl, windows, and alt keys. My MacBookPro has shift, fn, control, ...
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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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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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Synergy - Right click on windows with Apple keyboard

Using Synergy, I have a Mac set up as the server and a Windows PC set up as the client. When I move my mouse to the Windows machine, I cannot find a way to right click. I have the old white one-button ...
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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 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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4 + 1 stacked monitor setup with Synergy

Is it possible to configure synergy to accommodate the following setup? +---------------+ +---------------+ | Client | | ...
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How to completely remove Synergy v1.3.1 from Mac OS X 10.8?

Once upon a time, I installed Synergy. I never use it, so now I want to remove it. Synergy doesn't install as a "normal" Mac app (or at least it did't before), so you can't simply "drag it to the ...
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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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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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Treat each monitor as a distinct desktop

I had Synergy set up so that in order for my cursor to cross over into another computer, I had to double-tap the edge of the screen with the cursor. I would like to replicate this behaviour within a ...
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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 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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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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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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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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How to get past login/locked screens on second pc using Synergy

I have restarted the second computer and am the screen to press Ctrl-Alt-Delete so I can log in to it. This action however only works for the server machine and not the client. How do I resolve this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Using Synergy to share three monitors across two computers

I have a Mac and a Linux computer. The Mac has one monitor (center) and the Linux machine (Ubuntu 10.04) has two monitors (left and right of the Mac's monitor). How can I configure Synergy (with the ...
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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 with lineage2

Synergy v1.4.12 works fine with any application except Lineage 2. PC1(server) with Win7x64, PC2(client) with Win7x64. When a window of Lineage 2 is in the foreground, the mouse not move to another ...