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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How can I force the Synergy server to use a specific IP address?

My workstation has several network adapters, some virtual, some physical. One of them is the Bridged Network Adapter from one of my Virtual Machines. For some reason Synergy always chooses that ...
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Synergy in Ubuntu not recognizing computer name change

I've changed my computer name in these places: /etc/hostname /etc/hosts But when I try and connect Synergy with the new name, in the log it's still attempting to connect with the old name. I can ...
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Run multiple Synergy servers

Currently I have a Windows PC & Linux workstation running Synergy. One is the client and the other is the server with the physical keyboard and mouse. I was wondering if it is possible to add ...
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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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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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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 prevents click and drag actions in some windows applications

My synergy setup is a Windows 7 x64 server and an iMac client. The problem I'm experiencing is that synergy prevents click and drag actions in 'some' windows applications. I notice it most often in ...
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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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Synergy how to configure action with super key press

Think this is very simple question but I can not find the answer, in synergy from the server I am trying to configure an action keystroke (control+Alt+L)when I press this I want to send Keystroke (win+...
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Synergy takes the wrong hostname

I use Synergy as server on a Windows 10, I have rename the pc's hostname as "Al-Windows" (and i have reboot the pc) but Synegy still takes the last hostname :/ The logs : [2016-01-19T09:02:40] FATAL:...
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Synergy server doesn't work

i have just downloaded Synergy and the 'server' computer will not start. All I get is a repeated message: NOTE: connecting to service... ERROR: ipc connection error, connection refused I'm trying ...
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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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qemu-kvm Windows 7 GUEST with vga passthrough doesn't work

Ok so I have a qemu-kvm Win7 VM setup. When setting it to use the standard vga output "-vga std" it works fine. Windows loads up, displays, no problems. If i set -vga none \ -device vfio-pci,host=...
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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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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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When using synergy, it lags sometimes

I use synergy. My linux desktop acts as the server, and my macbook connects as a client. While using synergy, they are both connected to a linksys WRT-45GL router, both using a wired connection. ...
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Synergy 1.6.2 on raspberry pi not compatible with v1.4 on Mint Now what?

Why does every distro have a different version of Synergy? This does not work and needs a fix. Synergy 1.6.2 on raspberry pi is not compatible with v 1.4 on Mint Now what? Mint 17.1 synergy wont work ...
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Synergy lags extremely hard

I’m using Synergy 1.7.3 and using a Windows 7-Desktop as the server and a Kubuntu-Laptop as client. My laptop is connected to my router via WLAN and my desktop is connected via cable. I have no idea ...
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Keyboard and Mouse sharing before login with OS X Yosemite

Are there any solutions available that would enable sharing a mouse and keyboard connected to a Windows machine (specifically Windows 10) with a Mac running OS X Yosemite before the Mac has been ...
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Synergy & SQLyog compatibility issue

I am using Synergy and SQLyog from many years but they have become incompatible. I cannot use Ctrl + X in SQLyog Edtitor, instead of cutting, it inserts a special char CAN You can see the bug here ...
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Keyboard shortcut for switching screens using synergy

I work much more efficiently when I don't have to take my hands off the keyboard. I know that others do as well. I found three issues in the synergy tracking system requesting a hotkey for switching ...
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Synergy stopped working after a week on Windows7, high CPU usage and no connection

Used synergy 1.3.1 & 1.3.4 since 2007 without a hitch. Upgraded to Windows 7, and synergy suddenly stopped connecting after a week. Now any version I try (1.3.1, 1.3.4, 1.3.8, 1.4.5) goes into ...
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One mouse click, two separate and simultaneous events

Two laptops (both running same OSX). I want to click one thing (it can be a mouse button, or it can be a key, It doesn't matter), and have both computers recognize it. This would mean (if it was the ...
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Any way to use Synergy+ and use the mice on *both* computers to travel between screens?

I can't seem to figure out how to do it. Seems like only one of the keyboards/mice is able to travel across both screens, while the other one is confined to its own machine. Any way to make it truly ...
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Accidentally Deleted Synergy Applet Linux Mint

I accidentally deleted the Synergy applet that was on the bottom panel on Linux Mint. Now it won't show up when I run the program. How do I get it back? I know this is not Synergy-specific, but I ...
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Synergy freezes my PC

I'm using Synergy on a Windows 7 64-bit computer (server) and on Ubuntu 12.04 (client). About 5-7 times a week, after locking my Windows computer and coming back to it later (sometimes a few hours ...
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Play system sounds from one computer through another computer's speakers?

I have a Mac and a Windows PC at work. I use both at the same time with Synergy and SynergyKM, which is a great setup for me. The Mac has built-in speakers and the PC has a sound card, but no ...
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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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How to stop Synergy screen flicker

My configuration: Synergy 1.4.10 Windows 7 laptop server Ubuntu 12.04 Client w/ Dual HP Monitors NVIDIA driver Version 295.40 I have done many, many hours of research on this, and the usual ...
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Synergy choppiness: Is my wireless router delaying packets after silent period?

I am sharing keyboard and mouse between my Linux desktop and MacBook Air using Synergy. There is a very noticeable lag every time I begin moving my mouse (or start typing), but everything becomes ...
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Synergy+ and Windows - Utilizing Multiple Monitors on Client And Server

I am using multiple monitors on my Windows client and Windows server running synergy. The server has two monitors and the client has 4. They are setup like below: Is there any way to configure ...
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Synergy doesn't seem to work on OS X Lion?

I have been using synergy with my old mac mini running snow leopard perfectly for a while now. Today I bought a new Mac-mini with Os X Lion. Synergy doesn't seem to work. The old version will ...
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Synergy mouse/keyboard sharing in reverse?

I love synergy for two computers on a desk or similar situation. However, I have a desktop common pc that I use as a media center and was wondering if there was a way to accomplish the following ...
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Synergy: Mapping Additional Mouse Buttons to Expose/Show Desktop on a Mac

I own both a Mac and a PC, and I have recently started using Synergy in order to use the same mouse and keyboard on both computers. As of right now, the mouse and keyboard are connected to my PC - ...
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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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Launch Synergy on boot

How can I have Synergy client on Windows launch on boot? Updated to 1.4.2. but didn't see any new menu option.
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Shift lock in Windows (when synergy is in use?)

I use 'synergy' to make different Linux and Windows PCs appear as one working space for my mouse, keyboard and clipboard. The problem is that 'synergy' is not very stable, and apparently it sometimes ...
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Mouse shoulder buttons not working with Synergy

I'm using synergy to share my mouse and keyboard from my fedora 23 linux server to a Windows 7 machine, and the mouse shoulder buttons don't work (side buttons, thumb buttons, whatever you want to ...
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Are there any tools which work similar to Synergy? [closed]

I'm a fan of Synergy, but it's too buggy for me to seriously use. It breaks highlighting on the server side, and it breaks the AutoType features in KeePass, among other stability problems (i.e. ...
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Synergy (mouse and keyboard sharing tool) sends wrong keys: ő-q, ű-b

I have Synergy installed on 3 computers, all of them using Hungarian keyboard layout: c1win - Server - Windows 10 - I am using the mouse and keyboard of this computer c2ubu - Client - Ubuntu Linux -...
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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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Synergy Multi Monitor Client/Server Config Mouse shift Issue

I am trying to achieve the best synergy mouse "shift" from server to client and vice versa but having some trouble due to either synergy's limitation or Windows display configuration (server & ...
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Synergy client drops and reconnects at UAC dialog

I've been using Synergy for a while at work to connect my XP machine (the host) to my Win 7 laptop (the client). I previously was having issues with using Synergy and the UAC prompt, as described in ...
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Synergy installer is unable to start service on Windows 10

When I try to install Synergy on Windows 10, it gives me this error: "Service 'Synergy' (Synergy) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services." Synergy and ...
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Launch synergy client on boot in Mac OS X

I have a mac as a secondary machine at work. Currently I use synergy on my main machine to share its keyboard and mouse with the mac. I created a launch agent for my user to launch synergy when I ...
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Synergy client auto config selects wrong sever IP

I have Synergy (1.7.5) running as a server on a Windows 7 machine and as a client on an OS X El Capitan (10.11.3) machine. Whenever I boot up the Mac, the Synergy auto config looks for the server at ...
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Windows are acting as if they are “always on top”

I'm running Windows 8.1 x64 (Verssion 6.3, Build 9600). Starting yesterday and ever since (despite restarts and so on), my windows have been almost-constantly behaving as if they are set to "always on ...
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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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Using Synergy With Logitech MX Master, OS X

First, my setup: Server machine: Retina 5K 27-inch iMac, OS X El Capitan 10.11.2, Logitech MX Master. I am mapping the buttons solely using BetterTouch Tool. I do not have Logitech Options or ...
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Synergy (ERROR: cannot read configuration)

My Synergy server is failing to launch, with the following errors: [2015-12-02T10:55:48] INFO: activeDesktop:Default [2015-12-02T10:55:48] ERROR: cannot read configuration "C:/Users/AL/...